A former U.S. general compared Russia’s war in Ukraine with a “heavyweight boxing match” and said a “knockout blow” would come.


On June 7, 2022, Ukrainian troops will launch a surface-to-ground missile MLRS at the forefront of the eastern part of Ukraine in Donbus towards the Russian position.

On June 7, 2022, Ukrainian troops will launch a surface-to-ground missile MLRS at the forefront of the eastern part of Ukraine in Donbus towards the Russian position.Photos by ARISS MESSINIS / AFP via Getty Images

  • A former US general compared Russia’s war in Ukraine with a “slugfest” boxing match.

  • Mark Hartling said the fighting in the eastern part of the country has not yet seen a knockout blow.

  • “It will come,” he said, just as Russia’s President Vladimir Putin’s army is “more depleted.”

A former US general compared a round-trip battle between Russia and Ukraine with a boxing match as the war in Eastern European countries approached the four-month mark.

“This is a heavyweight boxing match,” wrote Mark Hertling, a former commander-in-chief of the US Army in Europe. twitter Threaded late Monday night. “In the two-month battle, there wasn’t a knockout hit yet. [Russian] Power is even more exhausted. “

Hartling said the battle between the two camps in the Donbus region of eastern Ukraine is like a “punch-counter-punch” battle where artillery exchange, counterattacks, and frontline movements make progress difficult. ..

“The War in Donbas has been a fuss for more than two months, so we can expect progress in one or the other,” Hartling said. “It didn’t happen.”

Hartling said both Russia and Ukraine continue to face casualties — Hundreds of troops It is reportedly killed every day — Ukraine can now enjoy greater “will and morale” benefits.

Ukraine begged to send to Western countries Delivery of more weapons After admitting, it beats the Russian cannon on the battlefield. Mr Hartling said he hopes that Ukraine’s resources will increase as Ukraine acquires new equipment and profits.

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s army focused on the invasion to focus on eastern Ukraine as Russian troops were unable to occupy the capital Kyiv in the weeks following the provocative invasion in late February.

Since then, the battle in eastern Ukraine has been slow and bloody, with many, including NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltemberg, War can last for years..

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