Russia capable of waging war for two more years — Ukrainian intelligence
Currently, the occupiers are trying to reach the administrative borders of Donetsk and Luhansk regions (Photo:REUTERS/Violeta Santos Moura)
Russia has the resources to wage war for about two more years at the current intensity of hostilities, news agency Ukrinform quoted Andriy Chernyak, a representative of Ukrainian military intelligence, as saying on March 30.
“If we’re talking about an inertial scenario, which means that the current intensity of hostilities will be maintained, then the available resources of the Russians will be sufficient to conduct conventional warfare in 2023 and possibly in 2024,” said Chernyak.
However, the intelligence representative said that if the sanctions pressure is increased, then Russia will begin to experience critical difficulties more quickly.
Chernyak said that Russia’s invasion forces are currently trying to reach the administrative borders of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts, adding that Ukrainian forces are planning and implementing effective countermeasures to inflict maximum losses on the invaders.
He added that the Russian army was unable to conduct strategic offensive operations.
“Announced by propaganda for several months, the so-called ‘great offensive’ turned out to be a ‘flop’ for Russia – they did not achieve any significant results,” Chernyak said.
Earlier, the chief adviser to the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, General Viktor Nazarov, said that Russia’s war against Ukraine could last at least one more year.
In an interview with NV on Feb. 23, General Rajmund Andrzejczak, the head of the General Staff of Poland, also said that Russia has the money and other resources for two more years of war.
In January, the adviser to the head of the President’s Office, Mykhailo Podolyak, claimed that the war would end in 2023.
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