War in Ukraine could last for another year, AFU commander says

2 March, 09:34 PM
A Ukrainian soldier stands in a trench in Donetsk Oblast, February 27. (Photo:REUTERS/Lisi Niesner)

A Ukrainian soldier stands in a trench in Donetsk Oblast, February 27. (Photo:REUTERS/Lisi Niesner)

Russia's war against Ukraine could last for at least one more year, chief advisor to the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Gen. Viktor Nazarov, said in an interview with German newspaper Spiegel on March 2.

“I predicted back in February 2022 that the conflict would last at least a year, maybe even more,” said Nazarov, adding that his estimates haven’t changed.

“For the war to end, Ukraine must defeat the Russian Federation on the battlefield.”

Nazarov added that it is currently impossible to inflict a total defeat on Russia, in the sense of unconditional surrender. But defeating Moscow on the battlefield is possible.

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“We are talking about the liberation of territories on the coast of Sea of Azov and the Crimean Peninsula,” he explained.

On Feb. 23, the head of Ukrainian Intelligence, Kyrylo Budanov, said that Russia would ultimately be forced to withdraw its troops from Ukraine.

On Feb. 23, the head of the Polish General Staff, Gen. Raimund Andrzejczak, said in an interview with NV that Russia has money and resources for two more years of war.

On Jan. 23, Ukrainian presidential adviser Mykhailo Podolyak argued that the war would end in 2023.

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