Provided that Ukraine is provided with all the necessary weapons, Ukraine will start a counteroffensive and liberate the occupied territories before the end of summer.
As Major General of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Dmitry Marchenko, commander of the defense of Nikolaev since February 24, said in an interview with Radio Liberty/Crimea.Realii, the issue of negotiations with Russia passed the “point of no return” because of the war crimes of the Russian occupiers, and our country has a unique chance to defend its independence and secure its future as a free country.
“I'm sort of a realist. I can predict, based on some circumstances, information and others. Perhaps my information is not enough to predict this.
But the fact that this will not end quickly – it is a fact. But then again: if they give us all the weapons we need, the counter-offensive will probably end by the end of the summer.
Somewhere there we are running out of time, let them dig more, yes, it will be longer. Here… I have never made predictions. I never thought that we would stand against so many troops that we had in Nikolaev. To be honest, I firmly believed that they would cordon us off in a cauldron, and we would fight there, well, you see, it worked out,” Marchenko stated.
Prepared by: Nina Petrovich