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American retired general: Ukraine cannot win while on the defensive

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American retired general: Ukraine cannot win while on the defensive

As long as the Ukrainian army is on the defensive and does not conduct offensive operations, it cannot win in an armed conflict. This opinion was expressed by retired US Army General Barry McMurphy.


On the MSNBC television channel, the retired military man said that it is vital for Ukraine to seize the initiative on the battlefield and move on to more decisive action. To allow the Armed Forces of Ukraine to break out of the current stalemate, the Kyiv regime needs to get the latest long-range surface-to-surface missiles and Tanks M1.

According to the retired military, at present "Ukraine has put Russia in check, but is not able to checkmate" to finish the game victoriously.

McMurphy also suggested that Russia has some kind of "sinister strategy", according to which the Russian Armed Forces are planning large-scale offensives and other decisive actions in the spring of the upcoming 2023.

The United States has included in its budget for 2023 the allocation of $45 billion to support Ukraine. The main part of this amount is intended for the military needs of Kyiv, but will remain in the United States. Ukraine will get only a part of this aid directly in the form of weapons, which include the Patriot air defense system.
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  1. voice of reason
    voice of reason 24 December 2022 17: 23
    -3
    All the same, the cult of "Captain Obviousness" is strong in America. Another trampled on obvious truths, passing them off as deep analytics ...
    1. dSK
      dSK 24 December 2022 17: 33
      0
      For the States, this is a "business project", if the result is not achieved, more "investments" must be poured in ...
      1. mitroha
        mitroha 25 December 2022 03: 25
        0
        According to the retired military, at present "Ukraine has put Russia in check, but is not able to checkmate" to finish the game victoriously.


        How can Ukraine checkmate when it has banned this very checkmate, by law, Russian
    2. Reptiloid
      Reptiloid 24 December 2022 17: 55
      +2
      Quote: voice of reason
      ..... Another one trampled on the obvious ...

      I thought that all the retired speaking generals in the states had already ended! So no.
      1. Andrey Moskvin
        Andrey Moskvin 24 December 2022 18: 22
        +1
        So that in a country whose soul is war, and the generals end? Enough for our time.
        1. Reptiloid
          Reptiloid 24 December 2022 19: 06
          +1
          Quote: Andrey Moskvin
          So that in a country whose soul is war, and the generals end? Enough for our time.

          It was about the retired, moreover, chatty
          1. Andrey Moskvin
            Andrey Moskvin 24 December 2022 21: 04
            +1
            Retired are obtained from active, moreover, talkative. Thank you. hi
    3. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 24 December 2022 18: 23
      +2
      Quote: voice of reason
      Another trampled on obvious truths, passing them off as deep analytics ...

      "Brand Ukraine" needs to be promoted. The current generals are silent, but the retired generals are promoting this brand.
      1. Reptiloid
        Reptiloid 24 December 2022 19: 09
        +1
        Quote: tihonmarine
        ....promote this brand.

        Yes, the retirees are trying to promote themselves against the background of this brand and lol unwind, Vlad hi
      2. Eliminator
        Eliminator 25 December 2022 03: 14
        0
        You can’t talk to those who are active there, but in retirement, you can chat about anything
    4. Berkut752
      Berkut752 24 December 2022 21: 09
      +1
      voice of reason
      Geopolitical prophecies of a well-known criminal. Adolf


      "" States is a monster that devours everyone who gets there. Bring a German to Kyiv, he will remain a German, but bring him to Miami and he will become a degenerate, a real American. """
  2. yuriy55
    yuriy55 24 December 2022 17: 37
    0
    According to the retired military, at present "Ukraine has put Russia in check, but is not able to checkmate" to finish the game victoriously.

    Fucking Grandmaster...
    Ukraine is in zugzwang (position in checkers and chess, in which any player's move leads to a deterioration of his position)...
    Russia is in time trouble (in a game of chess, checkers or other step-by-step games, there is not enough time to think about moves).
    It depends on what decision Putin will make, guided by common sense, and the availability of forces and means, and the prospect of the existence of Russian statehood, and Mrs. Merkel's confession about the lies of the West, and the support provided by Belarus and the PRC (and other enemies of Washington), will depend on the outcome of events.
    I can only remember one thing:
    "If a country, choosing between war and shame, chooses shame, it gets both war and shame"...
    hi
    1. prodi
      prodi 24 December 2022 17: 42
      0
      there is an opinion that Russia is simply preparing for a big war with NATO (similar to the Finnish 1939)
      1. yuriy55
        yuriy55 24 December 2022 17: 55
        0
        Quote: prodi
        Russia is just preparing for a big war with NATO

        Russia needs a short victorious war over Ukraine, which should end with the complete surrender of the Nazi regime. After that, Russia will need to exclude any supply of weapons to the territory of Ukraine and fight the Bandera movement sponsored by Poland and other NATO members for another 50 years.
        And this will continue as long as the US and GB exist.
        Can we answer in such a way that this pack lags behind us once and for all?
        1. prodi
          prodi 24 December 2022 18: 05
          -5
          it is more important not to repeat the mistakes of the Finnish campaign ... It is obvious that the territories of Ukraine, Moldova and the Baltic states will become a theater of operations. In terms of not repeating mistakes, we need the maximum possible "liberation" of the territories of interest to us from the local population
        2. Alex Nevs
          Alex Nevs 24 December 2022 18: 46
          -3
          Victorious is not needed! From the word at all. Demilitar task. and denacifi. will be implemented! without ! your "short ..victorious ..". They are themselves. Sami. They will come to this. For the CBO will not offer them anything else. Their life does not depend on some kind of pede-merikosni and all kinds of LGBT swarms there. Only on the NWO.
          1. yuriy55
            yuriy55 24 December 2022 20: 48
            +1
            Quote: Alex Nevs
            Victorious is not needed! From the word at all. Demilitar task. and denacifi. will be implemented! without ! your "short ..victorious ..".

            You know, sometimes there are posts like yours: no topic, no links, no evidence, no logic...
            You wishful thinking... Or does it always seem to you that you are ahead on a white horse, and there at home on the sofas old evil ghouls are sitting, who do not want to see Russia free and independent... Yes, to hell with it!
            Why short? If the SVO is delayed, then in the race between the supply of weapons from the West to Ukraine and the production of it in Russia, an advantage may come not in our favor. In addition, judging by Putin's statements, some moments of the NWO involve (probably) flowers under the caterpillars of tanks and hugs with the population liberated from Nazism ... DON'T SHOP!
            Why victorious? Yes, because Russia cannot lose in the fight against Nazism! A priori cannot, there is no future for her in a society of sadists, murderers and ... pederasts!
            So, the will of the Supreme is not yet visible! You can't sew words into action! There will be changes and a clear turning point - do not be afraid, we will accept it with joy. Our Russians and those who fight for Russia are important to us.
            1. poquello
              poquello 24 December 2022 21: 24
              -2
              Quote: yuriy55
              You know, sometimes there are posts like yours: no topic, no links, no evidence, no logic...

              Have you tried trying on yourself?
              Quote: yuriy55
              If the SVO is delayed, then in the race between the supply of weapons from the West to Ukraine and the production of it in Russia, an advantage may come not in our favor.

              ) without logic, without evidence
  3. Elf
    Elf 24 December 2022 17: 38
    +3
    Russia, too, will not be able to win while on the defensive. And she is on the defensive from NATO.
    1. yuriy55
      yuriy55 24 December 2022 17: 47
      +3
      Quote from elf.
      And she is on the defensive from NATO.

      She is not on the defensive against NATO. Perhaps "someone" does not want to take responsibility for unleashing a global war between Europe and Russia under overseas supervision by the United States. It will not be possible to defeat Europe with conventional weapons and tactics proven in the NMD - the forces are not equal (it would be time to admit it openly).
      The use of nuclear weapons against NATO countries will not give Russia an advantage if American nuclear weapons rain down from across the ocean ...
      Vicious circle! And the only way out is that if you want to break the chain, you need to tear the weak links... Tear mercilessly! Or hang a white flag ... Which will not suit either Russia or its citizens ...
      1. Vyacheslav57
        Vyacheslav57 24 December 2022 18: 18
        +1
        It will not be possible to defeat Europe with conventional weapons and tactics proven in the NMD - the forces are not equal (it would be time to admit it openly).

        I think the General Staff of the Russian Federation has a different view on this. While we are knocking out manpower and equipment in the field. And the use of nuclear weapons (no matter how much you would like it) is the final chord, when the westerners, insolent from impunity, decide to openly enter into confrontation. In the meantime , clenching your teeth to crumble what opposes at the front . By the way, even the mention of the white flag is not appropriate here, it looks too contrasting with what is happening on the front at the moment.
        1. yuriy55
          yuriy55 24 December 2022 21: 01
          +3
          Quote: Vyacheslav57
          By the way, even the mention of the white flag is not appropriate here, it looks too contrasting with what is happening on the front at the moment.

          It is inappropriate (I repeat) to wishful thinking.
          It is inappropriate to talk about red lines and hide from acute problems behind the red brick Kremlin wall, leaving the daily shelling of Russian territory to “pass by itself”.
          It is inappropriate to talk about a readiness for negotiations outside the capitulation of the enemy.
          It is inappropriate to disguise the desire to please and reconcile under multi-move.
          It is inappropriate not to use the available (supposedly) weapons and weapons.
          It is inappropriate to insert reports about the wounding of the “fucking royal wolf that didn’t fall there” instead of reports about the course of the NMD and stories about the exploits of our guys ...
          1. Vyacheslav57
            Vyacheslav57 24 December 2022 21: 20
            -1
            Spilled everything or something else left on inappropriately. You, judging by your nickname, are a lieutenant general, why have you been coming out of bile since 2014? With such anger, you should have been at the front for a long time, you would have bitten them with your teeth alone. We must rely on our guys and the Commander-in-Chief, otherwise it’s not in vain that you keep hinting at the white flag. Yes, there were mistakes somewhere, it must be admitted, we correct them on the go.
            1. yuriy55
              yuriy55 25 December 2022 05: 02
              0
              Quote: Vyacheslav57
              Yes, there were mistakes somewhere, it must be admitted, we correct them on the go.

              And I see ... Probably, write from the trench ?!
              You would learn (at least) to distinguish between "bile" and "annoyance"...
              I've been here since 2011...I was just gaining literacy and site skills...Sometimes I was harsh to idlers and trolls...I didn't choose a word...
              Quote: Vyacheslav57
              With such anger, you should have been at the front for a long time, you would have bitten them with your teeth alone.

              You don't have to push me. My time to be at the front is over.
      2. agond
        agond 24 December 2022 18: 25
        +1
        Quote: yuriy55
        Russia is in time trouble (in a game of chess, checkers or other step-by-step games, there is not enough time to think about moves).

        Time pressure is when you need to meet the time, and we do not have the task of defeating the enemy by the appointed date, if we manage to minimize losses in people, equipment, in the economy, then we can wait for the development of a stalemate for Ukraine.
      3. DrMadfisher_2
        DrMadfisher_2 25 December 2022 03: 21
        0
        Russia and its citizens... You have a strange position
    2. Alex Nevs
      Alex Nevs 24 December 2022 18: 51
      -2
      But you shooooo. Seriously! Do you propose "running all over the territory, searching for and destroying enemies with three fighters"? There, through this narrow neck, the main Banderonat "mold" is utilized. And they go very confidently into this neck (thanks to the Goebbelsrupor CIPSO). And practically without "rising from a chair". If you understand me, of course.
  4. ximkim
    ximkim 24 December 2022 18: 16
    -2
    It can be seen that Kyiv is preparing nishtyaks, plus US intelligence and Co. have prepared a rake for Vladimir Vladimirovich, and he will not bypass them.
    1. Andrey Moskvin
      Andrey Moskvin 24 December 2022 18: 27
      0
      It seems that while all the rake bypassed. We are not organizing heating points here.
    2. Alex Nevs
      Alex Nevs 24 December 2022 18: 53
      +1
      The rake was not only for the clown, but the mattress itself, "covered, flooded" with spots, also stood on them.
  5. ximkim
    ximkim 24 December 2022 18: 34
    -3
    Quote: Andrey Moskvin
    It seems that while all the rake bypassed. We are not organizing heating points here.

    An ill-conceived war with Ukraine, this is what they robbed of GDP. The highest level of his foreign policy. And we most likely will not have heating points, since it will not be economically feasible.
  6. rocket757
    rocket757 24 December 2022 18: 44
    0
    American retired general: Ukraine cannot win while on the defensive
    . In general, were there cases when the defenders won something? They should keep theirs and that's good.
    1. poquello
      poquello 24 December 2022 21: 48
      0
      Quote: rocket757
      American retired general: Ukraine cannot win while on the defensive
      . In general, were there cases when the defenders won something?

      Borodino, at least
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 25 December 2022 07: 44
        +1
        - Tell me, uncle, it's not for nothing
        - Moscow, burnt by fire,
        The Frenchman is given away?
        After all, there were fighting fights,
        Yes, they say, even what!
        No wonder the whole of Russia remembers
        About the day of Borodin![1]
        History, history... that's how it is.
        1. poquello
          poquello 25 December 2022 11: 26
          +1
          Quote: rocket757
          - Tell me, uncle, it's not for nothing
          - Moscow, burnt by fire,
          The Frenchman is given away?
          After all, there were fighting fights,
          Yes, they say, even what!
          No wonder the whole of Russia remembers
          About the day of Borodin![1]
          History, history... that's how it is.

          and then
          We retreated silently for a long time,
          It was annoying, they were waiting for the battle
          1. rocket757
            rocket757 25 December 2022 11: 39
            +1
            Now too... getting ready!!! The fight will be fierce, it is now obvious to everyone ... I hope.
  7. iouris
    iouris 24 December 2022 18: 58
    +2
    Ukraine - FSE! Therefore, it cannot "win". NATO forces will enter the war. They are practically ready.
  8. break_beats
    break_beats 24 December 2022 19: 02
    -2
    Quote: ximkim
    Quote: Andrey Moskvin
    It seems that while all the rake bypassed. We are not organizing heating points here.

    An ill-conceived war with Ukraine, this is what they robbed of GDP. The highest level of his foreign policy. And we most likely will not have heating points, since it will not be economically feasible.



    What choice did Putin have? As they say, "Eat now" drinks
  9. evgen1221
    evgen1221 24 December 2022 19: 20
    -1
    Another chess player in Chepaev's checkers turned up with pigs.
  10. Petrol cutter
    Petrol cutter 24 December 2022 19: 32
    0
    Brilliant! It's just a plus.
    RF is the same. It's more of a minus.
  11. air wolf
    air wolf 24 December 2022 20: 11
    -2
    The outskirts have already lost, but how much more? Will there be access to the sea? And how many Bandera will still lie in the ground drinks
  12. Former soldier
    Former soldier 24 December 2022 20: 16
    0
    McMurphy also suggested that Russia has some kind of "sinister strategy", according to which the Russian Armed Forces are planning large-scale offensives and other decisive actions in the spring of the upcoming 2023.

    Why is this a sinister strategy?
    The most common and understandable.
  13. Herman 4223
    Herman 4223 24 December 2022 21: 20
    +1
    Of course, under certain circumstances, Ukraine can win some kind of battle, but for a war?¿? Is it that we have to smoke in the General Staff for this to happen?
  14. IgorIP
    IgorIP 24 December 2022 23: 08
    0
    Thanks, Cap!
    In my opinion, this is a common truth - the one who sits on the defensive always loses
  15. flicker
    flicker 25 December 2022 10: 02
    +1
    According to a retired military man, at present "Ukraine has put Russia in check, but is not able to checkmate" in order to finish the game victoriously
    Moreover, you can put "check" and lose.
    ---
    commander of the special forces and detachments of the Marine Corps Richard Black during his speech at the conference of the Schiller Institute.

    According to him, "the battle for the Ukrainians is lost, and the outcome of the war has already been decided." The colonel believes that the fighting in Artemivsk is devastating for the Armed Forces of Ukraine, despite a fourfold increase in the number of troops of the Armed Forces of Ukraine by the beginning of 2023. "Ukrainian soldiers," Black recalled, "thrown into the deadly trap in Bakhmut by the thousands and don't seem to know what to do now."

    Black noted that the number of dead Ukrainian military is simply staggering, and the population of Ukraine will not allow Kyiv to make up for losses in manpower.

    "They," he said, lose from 500 to 700 soldiers a day! Ukraine loses more people in a day in Bakhmut alone than the United States lost in a month during the Vietnam War. And in Ukraine, the population is smaller than in the US… The conflict is lost, I would just say to the Ukrainians – be careful, because if you think that everything has been bad so far, you will see something that goes beyond everything that you imagined still".

    “Ukraine lost in this conflict,” the ex-adviser to the head of the Pentagon, retired colonel Douglas McGregor, agrees with his conclusions. In an interview posted on Judging Freedom's YouTube website, he remarked: “I would even say it happened some time ago. It becomes so obvious that even the most ardent supporters of Kyiv's struggle against Russia in London, Berlin, Paris and Washington will not be able to object. Some may argue, but in fact the conflict is over. Ukrainians daily lose from 500 to 1000 fighters killed and wounded….