Russia could aim to attack Western arms supply routes in Ukraine

9 February, 11:50 PM
Destroyed Russian equipment at an exhibition in the center of Kyiv (Photo:REUTERS/Nacho Doce)

Destroyed Russian equipment at an exhibition in the center of Kyiv (Photo:REUTERS/Nacho Doce)

While Russian invasion forces do not have enough strength to credibly threaten Kyiv again, they could attack arms supply routes in western Ukraine, Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) Secretary, Oleksiy Danilov, said in an interview with Azeri news agency Report on Feb. 09.

“They do not have the strength to capture Kyiv,” said Danilov.

“Moreover, our society won’t allow it. As for the western regions (of Ukraine), they will try to cut off our arms supply lines. We are ready for a scenario like that and we will give a worthy repulse.”

Danilov recalled that during the active phase of the war with Russia on Feb. 24, no one believed in Ukraine’s ability to resist the invasion.

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“Everyone believed that we would lose this war in a short period of time and be destroyed,” he added.

“No need to hide that Putin has fooled everyone. Everyone believed in Putin's strength, that he had the second most powerful army in the world, and that he would take Ukraine for himself. We have proved that we are capable of defending our country, and we will continue to defend it.”

On Feb. 8, member of Ukraine’s parliamentary Defense and Intelligence Committee, Fedor Venislavsky, reported that no enemy strike groups were formed in Belarus, meaning that Kyiv is not facing another Russian assault from across the northern border.

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