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We are interested in big targets: British Colonel Grant on strikes on Russian territory

6 January, 2024 Saturday
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Glen Grant, a retired British army colonel and military expert, expressed the opinion that if it is possible to hit remote Russian targets, it should be particularly significant objects, the neutralization of which will directly affect the course of the war

He said this in the Studio West with Antin Borkovskyi program on Espreso TV.

"We're in a difficult situation. But I think Putin is in a more difficult situation at the moment than we are because he needs some sort of success before the elections. And so one of the reasons why they've been making so many hardwave attacks is just to try and get some sort of breakthrough. Hopefully, on their part they want to take Avdiivka because that will be sufficient for Putin to claim success, because they would move forward. But when you haven't got enough equipment and when you haven't got enough missiles, you can't attack long range into Russia. And if we did attack long range into Russia, you have to ask one question. Is it going to help our front line? And the answer at the moment is probably no," the military expert commented.

According to him, this could create even more problems, including more Russian people being set up to fight Ukraine if they start killing people inside Russian territory. This is very problematic before the elections in Russia.

"I think we need to see how those elections in Russia go to see what the appetite of the population is for the war continuing. But if we can fire long range, then it must be against things that actually are going to help us directly. Not just something that is going to make a small change. Obviously the biggest things are those in Crimea. The boats like the ship that has just been killed and the bridge. Those are the things that have got to be destroyed because cutting off Crimea changes the whole geopolitical situation for Russia. Attacking another fuel dump behind the lines in Russia is probably not going to make much difference to our front line. So we've got to do things that are actually going to bring us big wins and realistic wins to change the battle, not just hitting anything," Glen Grant explained.

  • On January 3, explosions were heard in the temporarily occupied Sevastopol. The occupying local authorities claimed that a missile was shot down over the Black Sea. 
  • On January 4, the Ukrainian Armed Forces confirmed that they had hit ammunition depots near the village of Pervomaiskе in the temporarily occupied Crimea.
  • On January 6, Air Force Commander Mykola Oleshchuk confirmed that the Ukrainian Armed Forces had struck the Saki airfield in the temporarily occupied Crimea, where another Russian command post was located.
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