The US administration refused to comment on the publication in The Washington Post about the decrease in the combat capability of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) due to the destruction of their most trained fighters and lack of ammunition. John Kirby, strategic communications coordinator at the White House National Security Council (NSC), said he was not prepared to answer such questions for the Ukrainian Defense Department.
“Of course, I will not speak for the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense and its plans regarding personnel. It would be completely inappropriate for me to do so, ”Kirby says TASS.
He noted that he would not disclose too much information so as not to complicate the situation for the Ukrainian side. Kirby also said that Kyiv is sending its troops to the West for training.
Earlier, The Washington Post reported that the quality of the Ukrainian army has declined over the year of the Russian special operation due to losses among experienced military personnel. Because of this, some Kyiv officials doubt the readiness of the Armed Forces of Ukraine to conduct a spring counteroffensive. RT.
The Washington Post also published the words of a Ukrainian commander with the call sign “Kupol” that the number of inexperienced fighters who are running away from their positions is growing in the Armed Forces of Ukraine. He told reporters that during the year, out of 500 soldiers in his battalion, about 100 were killed and 400 were injured. At the moment, he remained the only military professional in his unit.
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