Kirill Budanov: Putin will not succeed
Certain events will take place in August that will show the whole world that a turning point is starting. This was stated by the head of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, Major General Kirill Budanov on the air of one of the largest broadcasters in the UK "ITV news".
Ukraine will return to the borders of 1991, and we are not considering any other scenarios. By the end of the year, active hostilities will drop to almost zero. We will regain control over our territories in the foreseeable future.Kyrylo Budanov
The head of Ukraine's military intelligence confirmed that part of the Ukrainian army's success in the Russian-Ukrainian war now depends on international support and noted Britain's recent proposal to train 10,000 Ukrainian servicemen.
The UK's support is very strong. This is an excellent example of cooperation and assistance.Kyrylo Budanov
Despite recent Ukrainian setbacks in the east - caused by Russia's heavy offensive after re-focusing its efforts away from elsewhere in Ukraine to Donbas - Budanov emphasizes that the Ukrainians are making gains elsewhere, most notably on the Southern front, in Russian-occupied Kherson.
Putin will not succeed. This is the tragedy to which he has led Russia and Ukraine, and it will end in disaster for Russia. Nothing else.Kyrylo Budanov