Ukraine may soon be able to cut off Crimea – diplomat Bryza
Matthew Bryza, former US Assistant Secretary of State and Director for European and Eurasian Affairs at the US National Security Council, says that it is a difficult task to dislodge Russian troops from Crimea and Donbas, but Ukraine is moving in this direction
He said this in the Studio West with Antin Borkovskyi program on Espreso TV.
"To start with the former state secretary Kissinger. I mean, he's considered to be the most experienced and one of the wisest s and students of diplomacy in US history. We recall that Kissinger at the beginning of the war was suggesting maybe it would be better for Ukraine to find a way to make peace, as Erdogan favors, rather than continuing the war. And then he changed his perspective. I think that the deep wisdom of Henry Kissinger which reflects the need for Ukraine to end this war on its terms is what will prevail in Washington ultimately," Bryza said.
According to the diplomat, there is a real political madness in Washington at the moment.
"It's just a silly battle over the Trumpians versus the non-Trumpians in the Republican party that will be settled. And I think that we will see them. I hope and I believe we will see them as I mentioned before the Biden Administration getting the money to send more things and more ATACMS to Ukraine. So Ukraine again can control its own destiny as much as possible," Bryza explained.
The diplomat added that it is a very difficult task to push all Russian troops out of Crimea and Donbas.
"But there are political military experts in my circle of friends in Washington who were seeing that Ukraine was moving in that direction - A) with its incremental progress on the battlefield, toward the Sea of Azov. And hopefully cutting off the land bridge connecting Donbas to Crimea. And B) with ATACMS and other longer-ranged missile systems and the Ukrainian maritime drones being able to threaten The Kerch strait bridge. So it's conceivable that Ukraine will soon be able to cut off Crimea without killing all the Russian forces there, and that would force Putin to negotiate on terms that would ultimately be much more favourable to Ukraine," Bryza said.