Medal of Honor recipient on city warfare going through Russian forces: ‘Should scare the hell out of Putin’
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An Army veteran who was awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroism in Iraq broke down Thursday on “Fox & Friends” why city warfare can be troublesome in Russia’s invasion into Ukraine.
Retired Army Staff Sgt. David Bellavia mentioned the invasion has not gone nicely for Vladimir Putin up to now and should worsen because the combating strikes to extra city areas.
“This is a humiliation. This is allegedly a world energy that has prime 5 army on the earth. And look, for the outnumbered facet that Russia has with materials, expertise and true energy, why you’d need to then take that right into a house-to-house scenario the place it nullifies all that expertise?” he advised host Brian Kilmeade
Bellavia mentioned “home-field benefit goes to go to the defender” as this warfare goes on.
“You put a machine gun behind the door, I don’t care in case you are SEAL Team 6 or Marvel ‘Avengers,’ you will get shot. To me, it is not sensible from a tactical stage why Putin would need to try this.”
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Bellavia defined additional why fight in a “house-to-house scenario” doesn’t work on a tactical stage for Russia.
“Just excited about your individual residence, proper? You know the place all the things is. You have lived there for years,” he mentioned, including that kind of warfare takes a psychological toll on troopers who do not know the place the opposing forces are positioned.
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“It’s bodily exhausting. Emotionally and spiritually exhausting. And harmful as all get out. You don’t must be expert to shoot at somebody going by means of a door,” mentioned Bellavia, who acquired the Medal of Honor from President Trump for his actions to avoid wasting his fellow troopers in Fallujah, Iraq.
He mentioned the quantity of Ukrainians combating for the love of their nation ought to “scare the hell out of Putin.”
Even whereas 1.5 million Ukrainians have fled the nation amid the Russian invasion up to now two weeks, greater than 100,000 Ukrainians and others have flocked to Ukraine with a purpose to combat Putin’s forces, in response to Ukraine Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov. Ukrainians on the bottom inform Fox News Digital that volunteers have been turned away from the military as a result of it lacks weapons.
“More than 140,000 Ukrainians, largely males, have returned from Europe,” Reznikov wrote in a Facebook submit Monday. “Tens of 1000’s joined the Territorial Defense Forces. Of course, there are those that run away. But the entire world sees the Ukrainian individuals combating for his or her nation.”
Fox News’ Tyler O’Neil contributed to this report.