Situation in the war started by Russia may change when Ukraine starts using heavy weapons - NAF commander

  • 2022-05-03
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - In the war against Ukraine started by Russia, neither side currently has an advantage, but the situation may change when Ukraine receives heavy armaments, the commander of the Latvian National Armed Forces (NAF) Leonids Kalnins told Latvian Television today.

The commander of the NAF explained that neither side currently has a military superiority, because the number of soldiers on both sides are almost similar. Russia is currently holding on due to the fact that it has not yet run out of armaments and ammunition, but when Ukraine receives heavier armaments, the situation could change.

Ukraine has not yet received Western military equipment or is learning to use it, but is still fighting very heroically, Kalnins assessed the situation on the front, noting that a "trench war" is taking place in the meantime, when movement on the front is very slow.

Kalnins reminded that Russia is not very concerned with its losses in the war, and continues to "push in" its soldiers and not count the fallen. Although Russia has considerable losses, it is constantly replenishing its human resources, possibly by sending in soldiers who are ill-prepared for war.

The army commander emphasized that Latvia is currently absolutely secure and that the public has nothing to worry about, as the first quick decisions have been made to strengthen NATO's eastern flank, but Russia has mobilized all its forces in Ukraine.