Kyrylo Budanov: Going to the borders of 1991 is a completely possible task this year

The head of the Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, Major General Kyrylo Budanov, in an interview with RBC-Ukraine, talked about the offensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the situation in Bakhmut and Avdiyivka, why Prigozhin spoke about the end of the war, whether a mutiny against Putin is possible in Russia, on what his optimistic conclusions about the quick end of the war, the dissatisfaction of the Russian elites and why Russia paused the massive missile attacks are being built.

In particular, the head of Ukraine’s military intelligence answered questions about his previous forecast that Ukrainian troops would enter Crimea by the summer.

“According to the way everything is supposed to happen, everything will happen after the return of all our borders. I don’t know why you focus so much on Crimea because I can tell you directly: Crimea is part of the territory of Ukraine, and the situation will not end without the return of Crimea. No one will finish it, no matter how much they want to,” said Major General Kyrylo Budanov.

“There is only one way to end this war – by returning the borders in any form, but our borders of the 1991 model. It is impossible, unrealistic, to end this war without solving territorial problems. Ukraine will never give up any part of its territories.” said Major General.

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