(NewsGlobal.com)- A recent article provided a rare glimpse into the grim realities in the Donbas. One American volunteer told ABC News that a Ukrainian soldier’s life expectancy is just “about four hours” after he reaches the front lines in Bakhmut.
US Marine Corps veteran serving with Ukraine’s International Legion, Troy Offenbecker, describes the war in and around Bakhmut in the Donbas as a “meat grinder” in which the average life expectancy of Ukrainian troops is under four hours.
Compared to previous reports published by NATO-based media sources, which have toed the line in support of Ukraine and ignored their significant military defeats as the United States and its allies continue to pump money and weaponry into a proxy war against Russia, this one sticks out.
Bakhmut is located in the Donbas region, which broke away from Ukraine in 2014 after a revolution funded by George Soros toppled the country’s democratically elected government. During a ground attack in 2014 against the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic, Ukrainian troops were victorious and took control of the city.
In 2016, the Ukrainian government launched a campaign to rebrand the city of Artyomovsk as Bakhmut to distance the country from its Russian heritage.
When the city of Bakhmut lies in ruins and troops resort to savage trench combat, parallels to World War I are inevitable.
Russian forces are allegedly close to surrounding the city, while Ukrainian supporter accounts on social media and Western war supporters continue to ask for more US weaponry to be brought to the region and more young Ukrainian soldiers to be put into the “meat grinder.”
In a recent interview with CNN, a senior Ukrainian commander revealed the extent of US assistance in the struggle for Bakhmut. If Ukraine loses this battle, it will be a significant setback and a devastating blow to the soldiers stationed in the Donbas.
The Ukrainian attacks on the Russian army are being directed by US and NATO intelligence services with “pinpoint precision,” as the officer put it.
The United States is “essentially aiding Ukraine to locate targets,” the officer told a CNN journalist, who relayed this information.