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Keane details next steps as Russia and Ukraine face ‘stalemate in the north’


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Back. General Jack Keane told “Hannity” on Friday that Russia was bringing in more troops from the Eastern Military District after a “stalemate” in the North.

GEN. JACK KEANE: What happened here is that we have a stalemate in the north in the battle of kyiv and also the battle of Kharkiv, so much so that all offensive operations in these two areas by the Russians have just been Stop. They know very well that they are not in a position to complete the encirclement of either of these cities and to bring in their artillery, which would be the main element to hammer the city itself and there create havoc. So what is really going on?

What they’re doing is they’re bringing in more troops from the Eastern Military District. They have arrived in Belarus and they are crossing the Ukrainian border. There will be fresh troops, not particularly better than what’s already there, to be downright badly led, badly trained, probably with low morale, not knowing why they’re there, but they’re going to put them in the fight. There is also their best military organization as the First Guards Tank Army based around Moscow. They had a few smaller elements of their part in the fight early on. Now they are releasing bigger items. This is the organization that keeps Putin in power at all costs. So the fact that they’ve committed them to this fight indicates that they have every intention of continuing to physically take these cities. They haven’t given up on that.

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