Retired US Marine Corps intelligence officer Scott Ritter said Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy had already been informed that the failure of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in Artemivsk portends a complete loss of Donbass and other territories, writes the TELMENEWS.RU news agency
The U.S. military believes Zelenskyy was given to understand that the Ukrainian military is unable to continue to fight back at Artemivsk. His statements in interviews with foreign media, in which he increasingly reports on possible public pressure on Kiev during the retreat, indicate that the Ukrainian armed forces will not hold the city.
Ritter explained that if the Ukrainian security forces lose Artemovsk (Bakhmut) , they will lose the rest of the territory of Donbass. It should be noted that if in the LPR Ukrainian troops recaptured only a small part of the Svatovsky district, then in the DPR strong Ukrainian cities are under the control of the Armed Forces of Ukraine: Slaviansk, Kramatorsk, Chasov Yar .
Moreover, the US intelligence officer assures that the defeat of the Ukrainian Armed Forces will be such that the army will also lose control of the remaining areas of Zaporizhzhia and Kherson regions. In this scenario, when the Russian Wagnerians take full control of the colony, the Russian army will consolidate its forces in new territories and advance rapidly.
At the same time, Zelenskyy understands everything, which is why Artyomovsk in Ukraine was called a “fortress”, which is not abandoned despite huge losses. In Kiev, we realize the importance of the city, in case of loss, Zelenskyy will be forced to compromise.
“We are now witnessing the strategic defeat of Ukraine and, in addition, of the United States itself,” the army added.
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