The head of Ukrainian military intelligence warned that if Russia launches an attack, the country’s armed forces will not be able to repel it.
“Ukraine does not have sufficient military resources to repel an all-out attack on Ukraine. Russia On December 9, General Kyrylo Budanov, the head of the Ukrainian Military Intelligence Service, stated that “it would not have been done without the support of additional troops, including Western troops.”
General Budanov said: “As long as we have ammunition, we will stick to it, and we will use everything we can use. However, without reserve forces, no army in the world can stick to it.”
Budanov admits to force Ukraine It may soon be overwhelmed by Russian air and missile attacks on vulnerable strategic locations, thereby disabling key elements of the Ukrainian military.
An expert also commented that the superior capabilities of combined weapons give Russia an overwhelming ability to strike and penetrate the Ukrainian defense system. The expert stated that it is difficult for Ukraine to repel a large-scale Russian offensive.
Russia has sent troops and equipment to several locations near the Ukrainian border. This move made Ukraine, the United States, and some allies and partners worry that Russia might launch an offensive operation of up to 175,000 troops.
Russia denies these allegations and calls it “baseless”, insisting that all its military operations on the western border are purely for defensive purposes. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov called Russia’s allegations of planning an attack on Ukraine “caused hysteria in the Western and Ukrainian media” and said it was “completely unacceptable”.
America president Joe Biden On December 8, it stated that it would not consider deploying US troops to Ukraine to prevent the risk of Russian attacks across the border. Earlier, US officials threatened to impose economic sanctions on Russia and said they could increase NATO troops to the east wing and offered to help improve Ukraine’s defense capabilities.
However, many experts questioned whether the above support is sufficient to enhance Ukraine’s combat capabilities in the event of a full-scale Russian offensive. They said that in this case, Ukraine is unlikely to win.
“Compared with Ukraine, the Russian military has advantages in quantity and quality,” said Jeffrey Edmunds, a former CIA expert. “We are talking about full-scale cross-border operations, not sneak attacks, shelling, local forces, etc. We are talking about the influx of joint armed forces into Ukraine. Equipped with artillery, air support, long-range missiles and more.”
Former marines America If Russia wants to launch a conventional attack, “they can cause huge damage in a short period of time,” Robert Lee said. “Russia can quickly defeat the Ukrainian army in the east of the country,” Li said. “The hostilities may end in 30-40 minutes.”
A Ukrainian general who led the fight against separatists in the east said that if the West does not help, Kiev will turn to “a war for all people.” Another senior Ukrainian official said that if the army is defeated, the country can distribute weapons for self-defense.
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