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German intelligence ‘concerned’ over Ukrainian losses – media

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The battle over the strategic city of Artyomovsk has inflicted heavy losses on Ukraine, Der Spiegel has said, citing German intelligence.

Germany’s Federal Intelligence Agency (BND) is “alarmed” over heavy losses suffered by Ukrainian troops in the conflict between Kiev and Moscow, Germany’s Der Spiegel weekly reported on Friday.

Russian and Ukrainian troops are currently vying for control over the strategic Donbass city of Artyomovsk (called Bakhmut by Ukraine), but the situation there does not look particularly bright for Kiev, the paper said, citing a “secret” meeting between BND officials and the German MPs responsible for decisions in the realm of security.

“The Ukrainian army is currently losing a three-digit number of soldiers every day” in the fight with Russian forces, Der Spiegel said, citing data reportedly presented by intelligence officials during the closed briefing earlier this week.

Earlier this week, The Times reported that Kiev had sent poorly equipped troops with little combat experience to defend Artyomovsk.

If the Russian forces manage to seize the city, it would have “serious consequences” for Kiev, the BND warned, adding that control over Artyomovsk would potentially facilitate major Russian advances deeper into Ukrainian-held territory.

The city of Artyomovsk has become a stronghold of the Ukrainian army in the years since the 2014 coup in Kiev. It is part of a 70-kilometer-long defense line created by the Ukrainian forces during the intervening years. Russia claims sovereignty over the city along with the rest of the Donetsk People’s Republic, which joined Russia in October after a referendum. Kiev rejected the vote as a “sham.”

The city remains a major logistics hub for Ukrainian forces in the region and has emerged as a focal point of the conflict for both sides in recent months. Russian troops have achieved several victories in the area over the last several weeks, taking the city of Soledar and the strategic village of Klescheevka among several other settlements as they seek to encircle Artyomovsk.

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  1. Umm…. have they been asleep?

    I think Russia’s been warning them to concede now or take further losses.

    Warmongerers. Those soldiers are somebody’s sons.

  2. Yes they are sons and fathers and husbands.

    But their Ukrainian leaders are clowns and idiots and pimps.

    They are being corrected. Unfortunately their masters will soon appear somewhere else. Not In Vietnam, Korea, Syria or Afghanistan but somewhere else?

  3. Russias stance for whatever good reason has undermined the elites agenda.

    There is still a Lo g way to go. But two points

    1. A lie will always corrupt

    2. At some point I hope people acknowledge Russias great contribution to freedom

    It seems the bear has become an eagle

    • I do like that bear/eagle analogy. But I like them being the bear because they are just that.

      Oh and we do, that’s why we’re rooting for them to put down all the sickos. I hope they do. They have the moral high ground. In fact I am betting on it.

  4. Several German generals have now openly contradicted the mainstream narrative and have advised their government not to send tanks to Ukraine

    One even said that even if we do send the war will be over before it’s put into service

  5. Corruption is the cancer for society and longer it stays untouched it slowly spreads and affect all thee facets of society. The more it spreads the harder will be to take care of just like cancer to human body…
    Ukraine was holder of the title as most corrupt country in Europe wit the reason.

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