Polish defense minister predicts how long Russia's war against Ukraine will last
Ukraine continues to fight for its country, restraining the occupying forces of the Russian Federation (Photo:Alex Babenko/Reuters)
The continuation of Russia's war against Ukraine is a matter of months, not days, but the confrontation should end with the victory of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Polish Defense Minister Mariusz Blaszczak has told Spanish news outlet La Razon.
In an interview published on March 7, Blaszczak said that Russia has stalled in the war against Ukraine, as it did in Chechnya or Afghanistan.
"Based on the scale of forces and means and the way the fighting in Ukraine is going on now, I'm afraid that this is a matter of months rather than weeks," he said.
“Russia is bogged down in Ukraine, just as it was in Chechnya and Afghanistan, and at the same time, to withdraw from the war now would mean recognizing the Kremlin's mistake and the need to deal with the consequences of this barbaric attack.”
Blaszczak expressed confidence that the war will end in Ukraine's victory and called it "the bloodiest conflict in Europe" since the Second World War.
"I believe that the resolute and courageous resistance of Ukrainians fighting for the freedom of their country, combined with the help of the entire free world, will lead to a happy ending to this war: Ukraine's victory, because it is the only just option," the Polish Defense Minister concluded.
Representatives of the Ukrainian government, as well as political and military experts in Ukraine and around the world, predict a range of end dates for the Russian war against Ukraine.
The Latvian security service has stated that the fight against Russian troops will continue at least until the end of 2023. A new Russian offensive against Kyiv is also possible, the service says.
The Pentagon does not rule out that the war could last another three years.
Previously, speaking to the UK Parliament, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy said he was confident that Russia would be defeated in the war.
The commander of the Joint Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Serhiy Nayev, said that the war in Ukraine would end with the restoration of the country’s 1991 borders.
The head of the Defense Intelligence of Ukraine, Kyrylo Budanov, predicted that the Armed Forces would liberate Ukraine’s Russian-occupied Crimea by the end of spring 2023.
Meanwhile, National Security and Defense Council Secretary Oleksiy Danilov previously stated that Ukraine's victory would require "the collapse of Russia, its disappearance as a coherent subject of history and politics."
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