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Russia can supply up to 75 tanks to the frontline every month — NGU reserve major Hetman

16 January, 2024 Tuesday
14:45

Ukraine's National Guard Reserve Major Oleksiy Hetman said that Russians care better for their equipment and try not to concentrate a large amount of it in one place

He said this on Espreso TV.

"Today, the Russians cannot make a significant breakthrough in certain areas of the front. However, they are still able to exert powerful pressure. For example, near Bakhmut, they have concentrated more than 80,000 troops and continue to strengthen the group. They are also amassing manpower in other parts of the frontline. However, they take better care of their equipment and try not to concentrate a large number of vehicles in one place. Moreover, they can supply only 75 tanks per month," said Hetman.

According to Hetman, the Russian troops are trying their best to show some victorious results before the presidential election in March.

"All these statements about massive offensive actions have no military basis. These are more political statements. After all, we all know that Russia will hold presidential elections in March. Therefore, they need to show at least some victorious result before these elections. Or, if they fail to capture something, they need to at least come up with some kind of victory for the Russian population," he added.

  • On January 15, the American Institute for the Study of War reported that Russian occupation forces increased the number of personnel in the Bakhmut direction to about 80 thousand people.
  • During the day, on January 15, Russian troops unsuccessfully attacked the Ukrainian Defense Forces 83 times. Ukrainian forces repelled most of the attacks in the Avdiivka and Lyman sectors.
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