The war in Ukraine could reach a “breaking point” by August and end in defeat for Russia before the end of the year, according to Kyiv’s head of military intelligence,
Major General Kyrylo Budanov, 36, told the news network that he is “optimistic” about the conflict’s current trajectory.
“The breaking point will be in the second part of August,” he said.
“Most of the active combat actions will have finished by the end of this year.
“As a result, we will renew Ukrainian power in all our territories that we have lost including Donbas and the Crimea,” he said.
Intense fighting is currently raging in eastern Ukraine’s Donbas region, where Russia has recently been concentrating its forces without making significant progress.
Budanov said that Ukraine knows “everything about our enemy. We know about their plans almost as they’re being made.”
Russia has so far been able to claim complete control of only one major city, Kherson, and the military offensive that many experts predicted would be lightning fast has been marked by setbacks, especially logistical.
The Ukrainian intelligence chief also made unverified claims that a coup was already underway in Moscow to depose Russian President Vladimir Putin and that the Russian leader was “very sick” with cancer.
In April, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said reports that Putin had cancer were “an invention and a lie.”
Courtesy Bol News