According to the head of the GUR, Russia has spent a huge amount of human resources, weapons and materials. At the same time, the decisive battle between the countries will take place this spring.
The head of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense, Kirill Budanov, said that Ukraine and Russia will meet in a decisive battle in the spring of 2023. According to him, it will be the last before the end of the war. Budanov told about this in an interview with USA Today.
The head of the GUR noted that Russia had wasted a huge amount of human resources, weapons and materials.
“Its economy and production are not able to cover these losses. It has changed its military subordination,” he said.
Also, according to Budanov, the war will not end until the Ukrainian Crimea on the Black Sea is liberated from Russia. He has rejected proposals for a truce by some influential public and political figures in the West, who argue that by supplying more heavy weapons to Ukraine, NATO risks being drawn into a wider war with the Russian Federation.
“This conflict has already escalated into an existential war between Russia and the West. Yes, the West is not participating in this war with its military. But they give us weapons so that we can use them in battle. Victory over Russia is a common victory. And if Ukraine falls – although it is unlikely – this is the defeat of the entire Western civilization,” Budanov said.
Budanov also said that China is not considering the transfer of weapons to Russia. According to the head of the GUR, Russia is trying to buy “anything anywhere” because it has significant problems with weapons. However, some countries have decided to refuse such a service, in particular Serbia.
In addition, according to him, 40% of all Ukrainians in captivity of the Russian Federation are civilians. Russia captured 90% of all Ukrainian prisoners at the beginning of the invasion. A large number of elders, postal workers and various public utilities are also in captivity.
Budanov spoke about Putin’s plans to destabilize Moldova. The Russian Federation intends to curtail constitutional power there. To this end, they applied a number of measures, but they all failed.
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