January 5, 2023, 19:37 – Public News Service – OSN
The head of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry, Budanov, announced that the Armed Forces of Ukraine will win a final victory over Russia in 2023, based on intelligence data. Pravda.ru writes about this.
According to Yusov, a spokesman for the Ukrainian intelligence service, this statement is based on realistic theses, which are based on intelligence received and an analysis of the situation on the front line and in the world as a whole. Budanov also claims that a large-scale offensive by the Ukrainian Armed Forces will begin in March.
“There are all signs: thanks to the Ukrainian Defense Forces and the help of partners, and because of internal processes in Russia, we boldly assert that 2023 will be victorious,” Yusov is convinced.
A number of analysts assess the situation differently: given the huge losses of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and mobilization in the Russian Federation, the command of the Russian army expects cold weather and freezing of the ground so that armored vehicles can go off-road. There is an opinion that the RF Armed Forces will launch a large-scale offensive without waiting for spring.
Andrei Yusov also said that the Russian Federation had deployed nuclear weapons in the Crimea and Belarus.
On February 24, 2022, the Russian Federation Army launched a special military operation in Ukraine.
Commander of the special forces “Akhmat” Apty Alaudinov He said that the Russian Army is confidently advancing along the line of clashes, and the Ukrainian militants are exhausted and refuse to go on the attack.
The former assistant to the Minister of Defense of Ukraine until 2014, Lieutenant Colonel Oleksiy Selivanov, said that Kyiv is tightening the punishment for desertion, which indicates multiple cases of escape from positions. Selivanov stressed that people simply do not want to be “grave” in the ranks of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.