"Russia has already lost!" Blinken named Putin's main goal regarding Ukraine
US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken has said that the key goal of the Russian Federation in launching a full-scale invasion of Ukraine was to virtually wipe our country off the world map in a short period of time. Since it failed to do so even during the 1.5 years of the war, it is obvious that Moscow has already lost.
This is what an American official said in an interview with CNN. Ukrainians unlike Russian soldiers know what they are fighting for, so the invaders have no chance of victory.
"Putin's goal was to wipe Ukraine off the map, to eliminate its independence, its sovereignty, to subjugate it to Russia. This has long ago failed, Russia has already lost," Blinken emphasized.
Recall that as early as last year, the Executive Vice President of the European Commission Frans Timmermans voiced a similar thought, and compared Putin to the Fuhrer of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler.
"And Putin has already lost. He was wrong about the resilience of Ukrainians. Because no one else dares to tell him the full truth, including about the state of his army, which has been ruined by corrupt officers," the politician said last December.
Earlier OBOZREVATEL reported that Blinken believes that the counter-offensive operation of Ukrainian troops will not be completed within one or two weeks - the State Department expects "several months". At the same time, in fact, the Russian Federation has already lost the war.
He also urged colleagues among the international community to take into account the risks and obstacles that the Ukrainian army is overcoming, so do not give premature assessments of the Defense Forces.
"We said from the beginning that it was going to be tough. You have apparently heard, and many people have said, that the Russians have prepared serious and fortified lines of defense. The Ukrainians are breaking through them," the U.S. official pointed out.