• 15/06/2024 22:46

When can meaningful negotiations with the Russian Federation begin: Skibitsky gave a clear answer

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Deputy Head of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine Vadim Skibitsky noted that at the moment  At the moment, both sides are fighting for the «most advantageous position».

This information was reported by The Economist, reports URA-Inform.  

In his opinion, even if Ukraine could push Russian forces back to the borders, this would not end the war. According to Skibitsky, such wars can only end with treaties, and both sides fight for a «advantageous position» before potential negotiations.

Skibitsky believes that meaningful negotiations with the Russian Federation can begin no earlier than the second half of 2025. By then, according to the official's forecasts, Russia will face serious “headwinds”.

The Deputy Chief of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense noted that Russian military production capacity has increased, but will reach a plateau by the beginning of 2026 from -due to a shortage of materials and engineers.

As a result, both sides may be left without weapons, but if nothing changes in other aspects, Ukraine will run out of them earlier, Skibitsky believes.

«The biggest unknown factor in the war is Europe. If Ukraine's neighbors don't find a way to further increase defense production to help Ukraine, they too will eventually find themselves in Russia's crosshairs», — he stated.

Recall that it was previously reported whether the war in Ukraine could end in the near future: US intelligence forecast.

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