Another hard blow to the Russian army: he died in battle Andrey Kolesnikov, commander of the 29th Army. “The elimination of military leaders on the ground is becoming truly catastrophic for the Russia“, is the comment on Twitter of the Ukrainian war reporter Ilia Ponomarenkowhich first raised the news.
However, the situation is chaotic. The eyes of the world are all up Mariupol besieged. The deputy mayor Serhiy Orlovintervened in the program Mittagsmagazin on the Ard, he admitted desperately: “I’m not like describing the destruction in our city. The city no longer exists. Grozny and Aleppothis is what Mariupol looks like “. The Russians” have closed the city from all directions, “said Orlov, according to whom no humanitarian aid can enter the city. The Ukrainian army is” very brave “, but – said the Deputy Mayor – Soldiers have no weapons to protect civilian lives from Russian airstrikes.
In the rest of the country, however, the Russian army appears bogged down, literally. The Russian president Vladimir Putin accepted the defense minister’s idea Sergej Shoigu on the transfer to the self-proclaimed republics of Donbass of Western-made military equipment captured in the Ukrainian Armed Forces. These are small arms, tanks, anti-tank guided missiles and portable air defense systems, including Manpads shoulder-mounted short-range anti-aircraft missile systems: the fear is that the Ukrainian army and resistance may regain control.
As evidence of the logistical and military difficulties, the Kremlin also said yes to the sending of fighters “volunteers” in Ukraine, in response to the deployment of “mercenaries” from the West. “If you see that there are people who voluntarily want to help the separatists of eastern Ukraine, then you have to meet them halfway and help them move to the combat zones,” Putin said. Meanwhile, a Twitter user shares in the comments of Ponomarenko’s announcement of the death of the Russian commander the announcement of the Central African soldiers intending to go to Ukraine to fight alongside Russian allies. “A new Afghanistan, but in Europe”.