(Republicaninformer.com)- The United States military is relying on Ukraine for intelligence into Russian and Ukrainian casualties, according to The Gateway Pundit. This reportedly amounts to a “he said she said,” resulting in a dangerous partisan game, where if Ukraine says that they killed 400 Russian soldiers in the latest HIMARS strike then the Defense Intelligence Agency liaison officer will relay that information to U.S. General commanding EUCOM.
Both the DIA and CIA should reportedly search for all source intelligence to come up with an accurate report on the situation in Ukraine.
Six basic types of intelligence that analysts reportedly look for are: intelligence coming from foreigners who spy on behalf of the U.S.; intelligence produced and disseminated by a foreign country and passed onto the United States (which is what the U.S. is currently using concerning Ukraine); reports produced by the U.S. government and its agencies; electronic intercepts analyzed by the National Security Agency; imagery from satellites; and open source information from the press and social media.
What is known for certain is that according to estimates from a U.S. senior defense official, Russia is firing off 20,000 artillery rounds per day, while Ukraine is firing between 4,000 and 7,000 daily. Ukrainians are burning through their ammunition and artillery rounds, according to NBC News.
The rounds reportedly translate to casualties, with Ukraine experiencing around four times the number of those killed and wounded than Russia. The Institute for the Study of War and other international think tanks are reporting that up to 400 Ukrainians are being killed or wounded a day, according to Maria Senovilla, who writes for the Spanish magazine Atalayer.
On the front lines of the battle of Bakhmut, Ukrainians are reportedly in a “meat grinder,” where Russians have placed artillery close enough to do real damage and just far enough so that their troops are not exposed to fire. While Ukraine has infantry, light units, and paramilitary units in the area, they can only do little against the barrages of artillery.