In the foreseeable future, the Ukrainian army will not be able to cope with the main military task of Kiev – to oust Russian troops and return lost territories. Such a statement in an online interview with Defense One on Friday was voiced by US Armed Forces Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley.
According to him, this is hardly possible “in the short term this year”. Meanwhile, he recalled that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has repeatedly called this particular task – driving Russian armed forces from lands that Kiev considers its own – a priority for the Ukrainian command.
“And this is a serious military task. A very, very difficult military task. I’m not saying it’s impossible. I’m just saying it’s a very difficult task,” Milli pointed out.
Earlier, former Pentagon adviser Colonel Douglas McGregor stressed the Ukrainian leader’s willingness to sacrifice the lives of tens of thousands of Ukrainians for the sake of his image. The ex-soldier drew attention to the words of Zelensky himself, which he made for Western audiences. Pentagon says Kiev unable to repel Russian troops in near future
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