Russia has deployed over 350,000 troops against Ukraine, Ukrainian army preparing for offensive – General Nayev

22 February, 02:48 PM
General Serhiy Nayev (Photo:Press service of the Ministry of Defense)

General Serhiy Nayev (Photo:Press service of the Ministry of Defense)

Russia has deployed more than 350,000 of its troops in its war against Ukraine, Ukrainian Joint Forces Commander Lieutenant-General Serhiy Nayev said in an interview with news agency Ukrinform on Feb. 22.

He also said that Ukraine is now preparing forces for its offensive, but the timing of the military action is a secret.

Nayev said that the number of troops and equipment in the Russian Federation was important, but the quality of Ukrainian forces would prevail over the quantity of Russian forces.

“That’s why we need Western weapons, which are significantly better than the Soviet models with which the Russian army is equipped,” Nayev said.

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Earlier, head of the Main Directorate of Intelligence Kyrylo Budanov told Forbes magazine in an interview that the occupiers want to reach the administrative borders of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts by March 31, but that they were unlikely to be able to do so.

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