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The situation near Bakhmut could be a disaster for the Ukrainian army. More evidence shows heavy losses of manpower and vehicles in the AFU, while the Ukrainian command is still unable to stabilize the front line.
A New York Times article in late November describes overcrowded hospitals, while Ukraine has sent “floods of reinforcements”. According to soldiers and locals, Bakhmut “has become a destructive vortex” for the AFU and fighters of the Ukrainian International Legion. Foreign operatives leading the counterattack near Kharkov and Kherson are also suffering casualties and speak of a worsening scenario for Ukrainian troops. According to the Ukrainian embassy in Georgia, six Georgian mercenaries have been reported killed in the area in the past week alone.
Newsweek reports that the notorious PMC Wagner Group “seemingly have another target in their sights: the Mozart Group NGO which is helping train Ukrainian troops”.
Retired Marine Corps Colonel Andrew Milburn, who leads the American mercenaries, explained that members of his group cannot stay in hotels now because they are being targeted by Russian missiles. As the name suggests, Mozart Group was intended as a counterpoint to Wagner, but was unable to provide decent opposition to the Russian PMC.
Now, suffering from constant attacks and taking losses, the head of the Mozart Group seeks to show his audience that the purpose of their presence in Ukraine is purely humanitarian, their activities are in no way related to any other foreign PMCs.
Milburn also says that the defenders of Bakhmut “have an acute regeneration problem”, which means the inability to get new recruits in time.
Finally, the Mozart Group leader is compelled to admit that he will likely be forced to curtail his activities early next year because of it.
The revelations of the U.S. ex-marine confirm the reports about the bad situation of the Ukrainian army in Bakhmut. It cannot be entirely ruled out that Retired Colonel’s statements, as well as reports of heavy losses of the AFU in the area, are intended to prepare the Ukrainian society for the news about the withdrawal of the city. As winter approaches, the situation in Bakhmut, which has already been dubbed the New Verdun, could turn into a real tragedy for Kiev.
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