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To date, Ukraine cannot take over Crimea. Kiev has other priorities, and an attack on the peninsula will become a “red line” for Moscow, Andre Hertel, a German Ukraine expert and a representative of the Science and Policy Foundation, told ZDF television.
“Even senior American officials see the return of Crimea as a ‘red line’ for Moscow,” explained the specialist.
According to him, the defense of the Russian army in Crimea is too strong for the armed forces of Ukraine. This ambitious goal is unrealistic for Kiev. Ukraine has virtually no chance of seizing the territories closest to the peninsula, Hertel believes.
He added that the priorities of the command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine should now be different from the attempts to return from Crimea.
“For Ukrainian military leaders, the main priority is to open a corridor between Crimea and other territories,” explained André Hertel.
Earlier, the regional head reported that Ukrainian Armed Forces saboteurs were assembling drones on the peninsula.
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