General Hodges doubts Russian ability to renew offensive early in the new year

17 December 2022, 06:20 PM
Russian troops (Photo:REUTERS/Stringer)

Russian troops (Photo:REUTERS/Stringer)

The former commanding general of the U.S. Army in Europe, Ben Hodges, believes rumors about a possible new Russian offensive in early months of the next year are overrated, he wrote on Twitter on Dec. 16.

"I doubt Russia can muster this size force in this time frame, at least not of any quality,” he wrote.

“The last partial mobilization was a Cluster F***.”

Hodges stated that all these exaggerations only provide fuel to those looking for a reason to stop support of Ukraine.

Earlier, Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov warned that a new Russian offensive on northern Ukraine or Kyiv may be possible in February 2023.

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The Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Valerii Zaluzhnyi, also believes that Russia may relaunch its offensives in February of next year – from Belarus onto Kyiv. Military analysts have stated that such a possibility remains slim so far, however.

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