Ex-Ukrainian FM believes Russia will lose war

16 July, 12:25 PM
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The Ukrainian military uses Grad anti-aircraft guns against enemies (Photo:92 OMBr named after koshovyi otaman Ivan Sirko, Official page / Facebook)

The Ukrainian military uses Grad anti-aircraft guns against enemies (Photo:92 OMBr named after koshovyi otaman Ivan Sirko, Official page / Facebook)

Russians will continue to blackmail the world with the use of nuclear weapons, realizing that they will lose the war, former Ukrainian Foreign Minister Volodymyr Ohryzko told Radio NV on July 15.

"Without a doubt, they will," he said.

"This regime has no other way of being, it cannot stop. This is already the case when the engine is started and the car is driving, but there are no brakes. And only a frontal impact can be a brake."

"I very much hope that this Ramstein (a meeting at the U.S. Ramstein Air Force base in Germany), which will take place in the near future, as well as other agreements at the bilateral level will create an opportunity to deliver this direct frontal impact."

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Ohryzko reiterated that the Lend-Lease Act would come fully into force only in late September – early October, with the start of a new fiscal year in the United States.

"My prediction is that this fist, which will be able to crush this entire horde, will finally form in Ukraine by the end of the year," the diplomat said.

"This, of course, may be a pessimistic forecast for some, because there are still a few difficult months ahead, but this is an objective assessment."

"Despite these next quite difficult months, the final for Russia will be unequivocal – it will get the works."

The fourth meeting of the Contact Group on the Defense of Ukraine in the Ramstein format will take place online on July 20.

Ukraine will also receive military aid from the United States under the Ukraine Democracy Defense Lend-Lease Act. U.S. President Joe Biden signed the relevant bill into law on May 9. Prior to that, on April 28, the bill was approved by the House of Representatives with 417 votes, and it was unanimously approved by the U.S. Senate on April 7.

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a $840 billion defense policy bill on July 15. Part of this amount should go to training Ukrainian fighter pilots on the F-15 and F-16 fighter jets.

Political scientist and publicist Andrei Piontkovsky believes that this is an indirect confirmation that Ukraine will get U.S. fighter jets as military aid to defend against Russia.

Ukraine's Defense Ministry and the White House have already explained how the Lend-Lease program will work.

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