UK Defense Secretary Ben Wallace tells the Daily Beast that Russian dictator Vladimir Putin’s army is looking at further setbacks on the battlefield in Ukraine as winter looms.
“Given the advantage the Ukrainians have in equipment training and quality of their personnel against the demoralized, poorly trained, poorly equipped Russians, it would be in the Ukraine’s interest to maintain momentum through the winter. They have 300,000 pieces of arctic warfare kit, from the international community,” said Wallace, urging Kyiv to “keep up the pressure, keep up the momentum… A Russian unit was recently deployed with no food and no socks, and not many guns. That is catastrophic for a person going in the field… The Russians have scale, but are not very good. Well, most of the good ones are dead. They are a meat grinder – they shove them in the meat grinder – and use massive quantities of artillery. Only a nation that does not care for its own people could send 100,000 of its own people to be either dead, injured, or deserted.”