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Politician Feygin explains why West postpones arms supplies to Ukraine

9 December, 2023 Saturday
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Russian opposition politician Mark Feygin says that last year, amid the Armed Forces' successful operations, the West promised to provide Ukraine with all the necessary arsenal to end the war. However, by the spring of this year, this concept had changed radically

He said this in an interview with Antin Borkovskyi, host of the Studio West program on Espreso TV.

In the wake of the successful operations of the Ukrainian Armed Forces last year, the Americans and Europeans said that they would provide all the necessary weapons to Ukraine to end this war in the coming year.

"They said it at different levels, in different forms. Indeed, they have been promising ATACMS and aircraft since December. And they were preparing this spring counteroffensive, with preliminary plans to start in March, then slightly postponed to April, and it actually started in June. Of course, against the background of this position, all the forecasts had a basis, because if they do this and provide the types of weapons with the necessary amount of ammunition that are already available - I emphasise, there is no need to manufacture them, everything is available - then, of course, there will be a result," Feygin said.

According to the politician, the situation will change radically in late spring.

"They say that the situation with weapons is not so clear. The first echoes came in February-March, and by May, the position was formed that everything is not so clear, we cannot allow Moscow to collapse, it will lead to sad consequences. And the events of 24 June, with Prigozhin's march, convinced them that this was not the case, that they had to act more carefully, that Putin could be replaced by completely uncontrollable figures who were even worse than Putin in the event of his military defeat. (I always think: what could be worse than Putin - but okay)," he explained.

Feygin stressed that when Prigozhin was killed, the Russian Federation breathed a sigh of relief because the threat was "over".

"The losses, by the way, remained the same as last year, very high, but this does not scare Moscow. Zaluzhnyi wrote in the Economist: "We are facing an incredible problem, because the losses do not affect the changes in the tactics and strategy of the Moscow leadership towards Ukraine”" the politician added.

  • On December 4, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban sent a letter to European Council President Charles Michel asking him not to start negotiations on Ukraine's accession to the EU.
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