Russia no longer has enough real combat capabilities and modern military equipment for invasion – Podolyak

6 July, 02:35 PM
Adviser to the head of the President's Office Mykhailo Podolyak (Photo:www.president.gov.ua)

Adviser to the head of the President's Office Mykhailo Podolyak (Photo:www.president.gov.ua)

Russia no longer has enough real combat capabilities of units and modern military equipment to invade more of Ukraine, adviser to the head of the President's Office Mykhailo Podolyak said in an interview with German newspaper Bild on July 5.

Podolyak said Russia is today using missiles from the 1960s and 1970s that don’t have the same capabilities as modern high-precision weapons.

“They use old armored vehicles, they’re maximizing the effort to reopen all their old storage facilities,” said Podolyak.

“Today they use a so-called ‘hidden mobilization,’ when they mobilize the maximum number of people from small and medium-sized cities, where there is little protest potential. (That’s) because they don’t have enough real combat capability and modern equipment.”

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"The Russian Federation reached the limit of saturation with their weapons in the last month or two, and now it will go downhill," added Podolyak.

“We need the European, American industry to allow us to receive a few more weapons,” he said. “Namely long-range artillery weapons or missile defense systems.”

“(That’s) because Russia has switched to a specific type of war, which is essentially a terrorist-type war against the populations of peaceful cities.”

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