British Prime Minister Boris Johnson acknowledged on Friday that there is a “realistic chance” that Russian forces will survive the conflict in Ukraine, which he believes will last until the end of 2023. “Putin has a huge army. You are in a very difficult situation because you have made a catastrophic mistake. The only option for him now is to continue to use a frightening and overwhelming artillery-based approach to try to crush the Ukrainians,” he quoted Sky News as quoted as saying.
The British prime minister said the Russian president “is very close to securing the overpass in Mariupol” and that “the situation at this stage is unpredictable”, the British prime minister praised the Ukrainians for their “incredible heroism” and that “despite military superiority. Putin because he can’t” to conquer the spirit of the Ukrainian people “.
Speaking at a news conference in New Delhi during his state visit to India, Johnson said Britain would send more military aid to Ukrainian forces, including artillery, and confirmed that the British embassy in the Ukrainian capital would reopen next year. month.
The United Kingdom intends to do what other Western powers have already said they intend to do, to continue to assist Ukraine in its military efforts with arms, even though there are indications that the conflict is continuing. “We do not see the possibility that the negotiations will be concluded soon or before the positions of the parties converge slightly. It is still likely that the conflict will end in some kind of negotiated solution that must respect Ukraine’s territorial integrity, “they said. Western defense experts mentioned by Europa Press.
Especially since, although Putin made the strategic mistake of hardening Europe’s position vis-à-vis Russia, Putin “is still in a position to win the war in Ukraine”.
However, they believe that the Russian military has learned from its “failure” in the conquest of Kiev and that they have reorganized and applied new methods to achieve their new goals – namely, the conquest of southern Ukraine to create a link between Crimea and Russia. -The majority of Transnistria is a region of Moldova, where, says Rustam MinnekaevCommander of the Central District of the Russian Armyif “repressive measures are taken against the Russian-speaking population”.
The connection between Crimea and Transnistria meant that Russia would occupy all of southern Ukraine, leaving the country inland.
In recent days, after the Russian armies refocused on the Donbass and became “smarter” in the use of artillery and the Drones, their capabilities have improved, said one of the Western officials mentioned by the EU.
Still, experts say Cultural problems of Russian troops – which is highly centralized and does not empower the forces on the ground to make important decisions – are the hardest to win. “They may have more artillery or logistics [uma vez que superam as forças ucranianas numa proporção de três para um], but its cross – arms culture and good battlefield leadership will take longer to fix, said Mick Ryan, a retired Australian Army general who has been investigating the Russian attack. “But they would have to be extremely stupid so they wouldn’t have learned about their defeat in the Battle of Kiev.”