Major General Kyrylo Budanov speaks to Sky News.
Russia will be defeated by the end of the year, Ukraine’s military intelligence chief told Sky News.
Mid-August will be a major turning point in the war, Major General Kyrylo Budanov said.
Budanov is “optimistic” that Ukraine will recapture lost territories in the Donbas and Crimea.
Russia will be defeated by the end of the year, with mid-August being the major turning point in the war, Ukraine’s military intelligence chief has predicted.
Speaking to Sky News, Major General Kyrylo Budanov said he is “optimistic” about Ukraine’s prospects in the bloody war.
“The breaking point will be in the second part of August,” Budanov told Sky News.
“Most of the active combat actions will have finished by the end of this year,” he continued. “As a result, we will renew Ukrainian power in all our territories that we have lost, including Donbas and the Crimea.”
Russia’s military tactics have not changed substantially despite refocusing the army’s efforts to the east of the country, Budanov added, per Sky News.
Russia is suffering major setbacks in the war, Budanov said. The Washington Post reported that it would take Russia “years” to recover from the military losses they’ve sustained.
A significant setback occurred this week when Ukraine stopped Russia from crossing a key bridge in the country’s east after a three-day battle with Russia suffering heavy equipment losses in a “highly risky” operation, UK intelligence said on Friday.
“I can confirm that they suffered heavy losses in manpower and armor, and I can say that when the artillery strikes happened, many of the crews abandoned their equipment,” Budanov told Sky News.
Photos posted by Ukraine’s military reportedly show destroyed pontoon bridges and armored vehicles on the Siverskyi Donets River in eastern Ukraine
Ukrainian Ministry of Defense
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