For how long will Russia be able to wage war at its current pace?
Major General of the SBU Reserve, military and public figure Viktor Yahun believes that 2025 will be a critical year for Russia
He said this on Espreso TV.
"The enemy understands that 2024 is the last year when Russia is still able to conduct military operations at the pace we are seeing now. Russia is still able to mobilize a certain category of people, it is still able to use the remnants of the equipment it has. The Russians are still financially capable of carrying out something, but 2025 is a critical year for them. And they don't want to enter that critical year without realizing that they have a chance to stop the war, agree on something, and get a conditional respite," Yahun explained.
The SBU reserve major general added that the Russians are ready to communicate with anyone but Ukraine.
"Russia sends messages that it is ready to communicate, but there is a nuance. The nuance is that the Russians are ready to talk to the West. They are ready to negotiate with the United States, with NATO, with Brussels, with anyone, but not with Ukraine. The Russians' concept is simple: Ukraine does not solve anything, let us talk to you and decide the fate of Ukraine, divide it in half, and forget this conflict. Conscious Western politicians will not go for this, but there is a certain political circle that is pushing this. Because every war ends in negotiations," Yahun said.
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