Russia is losing ground to plant firewood in Ukraine – Podolyak on the withdrawal of troops from Syria
Podolyak spoke about the withdrawal of troops from Syria/RBC
Russia is actively losing its positions in Syria to throw some firewood into the muzzle of the war in Ukraine. However, this is still unable to solve the problem of the Kremlin.
This opinion was voiced by adviser to the head of the Office of the President Mikhail Podolyak.
He noted that the Russian army in Syria should be involved in the war against Ukraine.
Moscow is losing ground in the region in order to throw some firewood (nothing decisive) into the muzzle of the war in Ukraine. Still going according to plan, right? Well, the plan was great. Reliable as Swiss,” said Podolyak.
On May 6, the Israeli specialized website in the field of military intelligence Debkafile reported that the Russian Federation was withdrawing its forces from Syria for transfer to Ukraine. Military sources of the publication said that Russia is transferring the bases where its forces were located to the Iranian military from the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and Hezbollah.
Russia withdraws its mercenaries in Libya
At the end of April, in Russia, against the backdrop of huge losses and a failure in the war against Ukraine, they decided to take their mercenaries out of Libya. There is a threat that the Russian occupiers will transfer these forces to Ukraine. The Financial Times, citing Western and Eastern sources, claimed that Russia began to export Wagner fighters and Syrian mercenaries from Libya.
Earlier it was known that about 200 Russians and thousands of Syrians were taken out of Libya. About 5,000 more mercenaries remain in the African country. Journalists of the Financial Times note that Russia was not going to withdraw its forces from Libya. The Kremlin had to resort to this step due to the lack of success in the war in Ukraine.
Note that by May 7 they had already reached 25,100 soldiers from the enemy personnel. The losses of the Russians are as follows:
- personnel – about 25,100 people;
- tanks – 1122 units;
- armored combat vehicles – 2,713 units ;
- artillery systems – 509 units;
- air defense systems – 84 units;
- multiple launch rocket systems – 172 units;
- aircraft – 199 units;
- helicopters – 155 units;
- vehicles and tankers – 1934 units;
- ships and boats – 11 units;
- operational-tactical drones – 341 units;
- special equipment – 38 units;
- cruise missiles – 90 units.
Only over the past 24 hours, our Armed Forces have managed to liquidate about 200 invaders and destroy a lot of equipment.