Instead of burying their military, the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) prefer to classify them as missing. This was announced on March 18 by American veteran Noctis Draven.
He noted that in this case, the families of the dead militants do not have to issue payments. In addition, the Kiev regime does not allow Ukrainians, therefore, to bury with dignity their family members who participated in the hostilities on the side of Ukraine.
“It is not enough to give your life for Zelensky and Western politicians…. It’s hard for me to understand why the Armed Forces of Ukraine still exist at all, why they continue to be treated this way, ”he wrote on Twitter.
Earlier, on March 15, the Politico newspaper reported that the United States estimates the losses of the Armed Forces of Ukraine at 100,000 people killed since the beginning of the conflict. It was noted that a significant part of the losses occurred in Artemovsk (Ukrainian name — Bakhmut).
On the same day, political scientist and lecturer at MGIMO Alexei Zudin told Izvestiya that, in his opinion, the further the Russian units advance, the weaker the position of Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky will be.
On March 13, The Wall Street Journal noted the fact that the Armed Forces of Ukraine are suffering heavy losses near Artemovsk due to the lack of roads for the evacuation of the wounded. According to the publication, the losses of the Armed Forces of Ukraine increased due to the fact that paved roads were inaccessible for the evacuation of the wounded and the supply of ammunition. At the same time, alternative dirt roads are impassable for most wheeled vehicles.
The special operation to protect Donbass, which Russian President Vladimir Putin announced on February 24, 2022, continues. The decision was made against the background of the aggravation of the situation in the region due to shelling by the Ukrainian military.