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"Austin fails to agree": Seleznov spoke about the "magic wand" of war in Ukraine

Austin stated that the F-16 is not a "magic wand"

The head of the US Department of Defense, Lloyd Austin, speaks about the absence of a "magic wand" to resolve the war in Ukraine, particularly emphasizing that modern Western weapons cannot be considered such a "wand," and "somewhat underestimates" the situation. In reality, the secret behind the Ukrainian army's success is quite simple.

This viewpoint was expressed by military expert Vladyslav Seleznov in an exclusive interview with OBOZ.UA. "The fact is that there is a 'magic wand' on the battlefield. This was stated by the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, General Zaluzhnyi. This 'wand' is the systematic, full, and timely provision of the Ukrainian army's needs to fulfill the missions it is entrusted with," he said.

Selezniov is convinced that with F-16 fighters and ATACMS missiles, the Ukrainian Defense Forces would have demonstrated much greater success on the battlefield. He also drew attention to the amount of the latest US military aid package to Ukraine, totaling $100 million, which is a multiple of previous packages.

"These figures are incomparable with the level and intensity of the fighting," he emphasized.

"The intensity of combat operations involves the use of a huge amount of artillery ammunition, but in the military-technical assistance package, we will receive one - I emphasize one! - HIMARS multiple launch rocket system. Accordingly, we will receive missiles for it. Can a single MLRS system seriously change the situation on the battlefield, given that the front is 1450 kilometers long? The answer is obvious. No," the expert said.

He also suggested that Austin's ambiguous statement about the absence of a "magic wand" was directed at "an unknown audience that covers other non-public negotiations."

As previously reported by OBOZ.UA, on November 20, US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin paid an official visit to Kyiv. During this visit, he made several statements, including one about a "magic wand" to end the war in Ukraine, assuring that no such thing exists.

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