CHICAGO (NewsNation Now) — It would not behoove Russia to bring the war into Kyiv, says retired Green Beret Jason Beardsley.
In the wake of the shelling of a maternity hospital in Mariupol on Wednesday, there have been growing warnings from the West that Moscow’s invasion is about to take a more brutal and indiscriminate turn as President Vladimir Putin tries to regain momentum. Kyiv Regional administration head Oleksiy Kuleba said the crisis for civilians is deepening in and around his city.
But as reports emerge that the previously stalled 40-mile Russian convoy has broken up and redeployed, with armored units seen in towns near the Antonov Airport north of the city, the former master sergeant predicts that it’s the Ukrainians, not Russians, who are at an advantage.
“Urban warfare is difficult,” Beardsley said on Thursday night’s edition of “The Donlon Report.” “These are the toughest kinds of fights and the advantage goes to the defenders. That’s the Ukrainians.”