Sunday American Report Institute for War Studies Russian forces are likely to capture Mariupol in the near future. This is despite the fact that they suffered great losses in the city.
– The Russians make great progress in their attempt to capture Mariupol in the next few days, and they write that they may capture the city in the future.
Tom Rochet, an associate professor at the Norwegian College of Defense, thinks this is not going to be long.
– I’m afraid Mariupol is too stressed, and that city is in danger of collapsing in the future, Røseth tells TV 2.
Many senior Russians were killed
On Saturday, Ukrainian officials said Russian General Zakov Resantsev Kherson was killed in an attack near the city.
The news joins the ranks of senior members of the Russian military killed after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
– is a sign that the Russian forces are facing huge losses, and that these generals are advancing, perhaps to encourage the soldiers, Rochet says.
– They know, they struggle with motivation issues.
Call to arms
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zhelensky Encourages again NATO is to send warplanes and many armaments. Among other things, he believes it is necessary to save Mariupol.
– Ukraine can not shoot down Russian rockets with rifles and machine guns, he said in one Video story Night to Sunday.
According to Rochett, what Ukraine currently needs is primarily air defense weapons and anti-tank weapons.
– How is the opportunity to bring weapons now?
– It still is. Rochett says it is possible to move goods westward through NATO borders.
The United States has previously refused to send Polish MIG-29 fighter jets to Ukraine, but has no longer opposed it, according to Ukraine’s Foreign Minister.
– If Poland and the United States agree on how to change that, these planes will strengthen Ukrainian security. How to do it in practice is a challenge, Rochett believes.
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