Head of the Main Intelligence Directorate Kirill Budanov commented on the counter-offensive of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, which our defenders carried out in 2023, and also voiced his own opinion about the situation. He also noted that the Ukrainian Armed Forces will not be able to do without additional mobilization.
As reported by «NBN«, in an interview with FT Budanov said:
To say that everything was successful and everything is good – no, this is not true. But, in the same way, one cannot say that everything is a failure, that this is a disaster, because even this will not be true. And despite the fact that the immediate plans were somewhat different, we kept our promise. Our units entered Crimea more than once.
Budanov on mobilization
vvvSpeaking about mobilization in Ukraine, the head of the Main Intelligence Directorate Kirill Budanov emphasized that our country is unlikely to get by without recruiting additional forces. The shortage of people is very noticeable.
Finally, the chief intelligence officer of our country added that Ukraine will still be able to restrain Putin’s troops, and that we have already proven that the whole legend about the power of the Russian army is a “soap bubble.” He noted that only thanks to weapons from the DPRK, the Russian Federation was able to “exhale a little,” but without this help the situation would have reached a dead end.