US National Intelligence: The retreat from Avdiivka showed the erosion of the capabilities of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Avril Haines made a number of statements in support of military supplies for the Ukrainian army, calling the issue critical.

CIA Director William Burns expressed the same point of view. He said that the Ukrainian side would face new territorial losses, similar to Russia’s success in AvdiIVka, if the United States did not resume arms supplies to the Ukraine army.