"Ukraine can achieve its goals militarily": General Mark Milley names the condition
The Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Mark Milley, said that Ukraine could achieve its goals militarily. At the same time, the Russian occupiers are in a difficult position.
He said this in an interview with The Washington Post. Milley noted that the Russians have suffered huge losses, as well as problems with morale, command at the "strategic level" and logistics.
"The Russians are on the defensive. (Ukraine - ed.) is fighting. A few months ago, I said that this offensive would be long, bloody, slow. And it is exactly like that: long, bloody and slow, and it is a very, very difficult battle," he said.
The General noted that the complete de-occupation of the territory of Ukraine from Russian troops requires significant efforts, and it is "a long, very difficult war with heavy losses".
"You can achieve these goals by military means. It will take a very long time, but you can also achieve these goals, perhaps through some diplomatic means," he explained.
Earlier, Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that Ukraine was approaching a moment when counter-offensive actions could accelerate. He noted that Russia had prepared to defend its positions by mining virtually all the ways our defence forces could advance.
Earlier, the Armed Forces Commander-in-Chief Zaluzhny addressed all critics of the "too slow advance" in the counter-offensive, pointing out that this is not a show to be watched like a football championship.