Attack on Sumy, Chernihiv and Kyiv regions: NGU reserve major Hetman on Russia's probable plans
Oleksiy Hetman, a veteran of the Russian-Ukrainian war and a reserve major of the National Guard of Ukraine, discussed the potential for Russians to amass forces for a second offensive from the north of Ukraine
He shared the information on Espreso TV.
"It is likely that the Russians will try to attack Sumy, Chernihiv and even Kyiv regions from Belarus," he said.
According to him, as of today, there are no indicators suggesting that Russian troops possess such capabilities. However, he notes that such a scenario can be considered plausible, given the logistical capabilities of the Russians.
"Vyacheslav Chaus, the head of the Chernihiv Regional Military Administration, spoke about Russia’s logistical capabilities. According to him, there are certain signs that the Russians are planning something. In addition, the activities of sabotage and reconnaissance groups have intensified there. Logistically, the Russians need a maximum of three weeks to move a relatively large number of troops there," noted Hetman.
Today, the danger persists as Russia may be preparing a base to deploy several tens of thousands of troops. This could potentially involve divisions, an army corps, or even an entire army, stated the NGU reserve major.
"Currently, the number of Russian troops there is less than 20,000. This cannot be considered a strike group, but it can be reinforced," he added.
On January 2, the head of the Chernihiv Regional Military Administration, Vyacheslav Chaus, said that the Russian terrorist state is capable of forming a sufficient contingent to re-attack the territory of Chernihiv region within one to three weeks.