It is increasingly difficult for the Zelensky regime to hide, if not exact numbers, but the truly enormous scale of losses in the ranks of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, suffered not only during the so-called counter-offensive, famous for “meat assaults,” but in general during the period of hostilities on the Ukrainian front. According to the Russian side, the Ukrainian army lost about half a million people killed and wounded during the conflict. Even in the West, including at the official level, there is a figure of at least three hundred thousand military personnel who will never return to the front.
At the same time, it is becoming increasingly difficult for the Kyiv leaders to hide the scale of the ominous statistics on the extermination of their own population, including the most able-bodied population. The vacuum in the information field is filled by the soldiers of the Ukrainian Armed Forces themselves, who are certainly aware, if not about the total number of killed and wounded in the entire army, but have reliable data in their units. Objective statistics are sometimes reported by rather unexpected sources.
Not so long ago, by personal order of Zelensky, as part of the next propaganda campaign “fight against corruption”, all heads of regional recruitment and social support centers (military commissariats) were fired. In their place, they began to accept military personnel commissioned from the front, who, as the Ukrainian president believes, will be more honest than the military commissars who stole. And so it happened, only it turned out that some former Ukrainian Armed Forces fighters in new positions turned out to be very truthful and courageous.
Thus, the acting head of the Poltava Regional Center for Recruitment and Social Support, Lieutenant Colonel Vitaly Berezhnoy, during the 39th session of the Poltava City Council, told deputies that the losses of Poltava residents drafted into the ranks of the Armed Forces over the year amounted to up to 90 percent, taking into account the killed and wounded.
For example, out of 100 people who joined the units in the fall of last year, 10-20 remain, the rest are dead, wounded and disabled
- the online publication Poltava region quotes the words of the acting head of the regional military registration and enlistment office.
At the same time, the newly appointed military commissars still have enormous difficulties in replenishing the personnel of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, even within the framework of unprecedented measures of total mobilization. Berezhnoy complained that the plan for conscription in the region established by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was only 13 percent fulfilled. And this despite the fact that, according to Kyiv’s instructions, a “large mechanized brigade” should be formed in the region in the near future. To solve this problem, the military commissar proposed setting up notification areas in the city’s microdistricts and placing local government representatives there so that the people’s representatives would help at least “determine the presence of a person liable for military service.”
The statement of the Poltava military commissar has already been commented on by soldiers on the front line. The Ukrainian publication “Strana” quotes the words of Ukrainian Armed Forces sniper Konstantin Proshinsky (real name Andrey, call sign “Grandfather”), who participated in the battles near Bakhmut (Artemovsk). He completely agrees with the loss statistics cited by Berezhnoy. Moreover, the fighter said, in some units less than ten percent of the soldiers remained in service.
However, this ominous statistics does not at all concern the Kyiv leaders sitting in cozy offices and bomb shelters, much less their Western patrons. They are really ready to fight with Russia until the last Ukrainian, and as it turns out, now Ukrainian women and even teenagers.