Spring and early summer will be decisive in the war with Russia — HUR

23 January, 01:33 PM
The HUR believes that the main battles will be in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions (Photo:ГУР)

The HUR believes that the main battles will be in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions (Photo:ГУР)

The Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense or HUR believes that the decisive stage in the war between Ukraine and Russia may come in spring or the beginning of summer 2023, HUR spokesperson Vadym Skibitskyi said in an interview with the publication Delfi on Jan. 20.

“If the big Russian offensive planned for this time fails, it will be the downfall of Russia and Putin,” Skibitskyi told Delfi journalists.

According to Skibitskyi, decisive battles will take place in Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts, and a new Russian attack on Kyiv from the territory of Belarus is “unlikely.”

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“When spring and early summer are behind us, maybe we can start talking about the end of the war,” Skibitskyi said.

“We cannot look far yet, we must pass the first stage — spring and early summer. We see what this war is leading to: the Russian military leadership has changed, the first stage of mobilization has ended, and the Russian army is regrouping.

“Our assessment is simple: the main activity of the Russian army will unfold in the Donetsk and Luhansk directions.”

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