Ukraine's Navy chief describes potential impact of Western weapons in strikes against Russia
Navy Commander Vice Admiral Oleksiy Neizhpapa believes that Ukraine would have won the war faster if it had permission to use Western weapons against military targets in Russia
He spoke about this in an interview with Sky News.
"The sooner the armed forces have the necessary battle capabilities and certain capabilities to destroy the enemy's infrastructure facilities, the sooner we will win," said Neizhpapa.
In his opinion, this war would have unfolded differently if there were more options for strikes.
"If Ukraine had certain types of long-range weapons which can be used deeper at the enemy territory, of course, the enemy would have behaved differently, including on the battlefield," the Navy commander said.
Neizhpapa emphasized that since Russia is aware of the combat capabilities of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, it "reacts accordingly.""Putin behaves like a small-scale gangster who knows that if he is matched blow for blow, he will not start a fight... If he understands that Ukraine can fight back and make him really feel pain, of course, he will give all this up," Neizhpapa summarized.