Russia does not plan to end aggression against Ukraine, says intel

3 January, 08:10 PM
Russian military equipment destroyed in Ukraine (Photo:General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine / Facebook)

Russian military equipment destroyed in Ukraine (Photo:General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine / Facebook)

Russia does not plan to end the war against Ukraine, and the enemy will try to conduct new offensives on the frontline, the representative of the Ukrainian intelligence, Andrii Cherniak, said on Telegram on Jan. 3.

According to Ukraine’s Defense Intelligence, Russians will try to continue offensive actions in 2023.

"They have failed to achieve their goal in any of the directions," noted Cherniak.

"They are aware that they are losing, but they are not planning to end the war. We are considering the possibility that they may simultaneously invade from the north or the east. Such actions by the enemy are predictable and our troops are ready for them."

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Cherniak added that the Russians would try to hold the land corridor to Crimea and capture the entire Donetsk Oblast. However, in his opinion, Russian troops will not be able to ford the Dnipro River to recapture Kherson.

The Main Intelligence Directorate also stressed that over the next four to five months the Russian army may lose up to 70,000 people. And the leadership of the occupying country is ready for such losses.

Since the beginning of the full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Russia has lost 108,190 troops, including 750 on Jan. 2.

On Jan. 3, Ukraine’s Defense Ministry said that the Kremlin has a huge human resource that they can use and are trying to recruit both through the regular and private armies.

On Dec. 30, the chief of the Defense Intelligence of Ukraine, Kyrylo Budanov, said that Russia was preparing another round of mobilization from Jan. 5, 2023.

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