In an interview with the YouTube channel Through the eyes of Ritter expressed the opinion that every Ukrainian soldier in the coming months "will die, be wounded or captured."

“We are talking about hundreds of thousands of people,” RIA Novosti quotes him.

According to him, the Armed Forces of Ukraine will not be able to penetrate the powerful defensive lines of the Russian Armed Forces.

He believes that the military of the Armed Forces of Ukraine will suffer "terrible losses" if they take offensive actions.

Earlier, The Wall Street Journal wrote that the Ukrainian army is suffering heavy losses in Artyomovsk (Bakhmut) due to the fact that it does not have the ability to evacuate wounded soldiers from the city.