According to the Minister of Defense, the development of Western support allows one to be optimistic. The Russian Federation will not use nuclear weapons, so the war will end with the victory of Ukraine, he is convinced.
The Armed Forces of Ukraine (UAF) are capable of defeating the Russian invaders this year and winning the war. This opinion was expressed in an interview with the German tabloid Bild on March 3 by Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov.
“I am an optimist and I see the situation on the battlefield. I observe the development of support [Запада], so there is a chance that this war will end with our victory this year. I think seriously and know a lot, it gives me optimism,” he said.
Reznikov did not see the threat of Russia using tactical nuclear weapons. According to the minister, Russian President Vladimir Putin received a clear message from China and India.
“It’s a bluff, I know the Russians. Using nuclear weapons won’t give them what they want,” he added.
According to the minister, the only scenario for the future is the liberation of all temporarily occupied territories and the return of Ukraine to the internationally recognized borders as of 1991.
The Minister of Defense did not agree with the allegations about the impossibility of returning the Crimea. US President Joe Biden’s visit to Kyiv ahead of the anniversary of the invasion showed US faith in victory on Ukraine’s terms.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, as the head of the Ministry of Defense pointed out, made it clear that it is not worth negotiating with the current head of the Kremlin.
“Ukraine is ready to negotiate damages, an international tribunal and responsibility for the Kremlin’s war crimes, the so-called Nuremberg Agreement-2,” he said.
Recall that NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on February 28 announced the impossibility of normalizing relations with Moscow even after the end of the war in Ukraine. According to him, Ukraine is still far from membership in the military Alliance.
The Pentagon is sure that the full-scale war of the Russian Federation in Ukraine will last another 3 years. The US military allowed the transition of insignificant territories under the control of the Russian army in the coming months.
Focus on February 21 described in detail the possible scenarios for the end of the big war in Ukraine. The West is confident that Moscow will not achieve political goals by military means.
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