Photo: Ben Hodges/Reuters
The Ukrainian army may push the Russian infidels back to their positions on February 23 by the end of this year. At the same time, the return of Crimea is possible as early as 2023. This was said by the former commander of US forces in Europe, Ben Hodges, in an interview "Channel 24".
"I am sure that the Russians do not have the will to fight. They don't join the army. The Kremlin is looking for reserves in North Korea, Africa, Syria. Even in prisons, in order to force someone to fight in the miserable Russian army. Because people don't want to be a part of it. All this suggests that the Russians are vulnerable and exhausted,” Hodges said.
According to him, the Russians will “fall in” if several important factors are met:
- preserving unity,
- supporting Ukraine with everything necessary,
- if everyone continues to talk about the need for Ukraine to win and help it achieve this.
< p>“I have a feeling we're in for some tough fighting over the next few weeks, and potentially Russian troops coming down. I don't see how they can improve their situation anytime soon. However, we must provide Ukraine with everything it needs", – noted Hodges.
Prepared by: Sergey Daga