The head of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the MOU, Kirill Budanov, predicts that the offensive of the Russian occupation forces, which has been going on for two and a half months, will soon stop completely. He even named the date for this plan.
As NBN reports “with reference to the Ukrainian Interfax, according to Budanov, the offensive of Russian troops will completely stop “around the beginning of spring.”
Verbatim from Budanov’s statement, voiced on air at the national telethon:
I can tell you the following that Russia’s offensive operation is now underway. It started back in November 2023. This has been going on for 2.5 months now. You can see the results for yourself. To say that they are somehow big for them would definitely not be true. Unfortunately for us, they are making some progress in the fields near Avdeevka. But this is definitely not what they expected.
The head of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine indicated that the occupying forces wanted to reach the barrier line along the Black Stallion River in the Kharkov region and on the administrative border of the Lugansk and Donetsk regions as quickly as possible. Not even close to this, according to him.
The head of military intelligence indicated that the invaders wanted to reach the barrier line along the Black Stallion River in the Kharkov region and the administrative borders of the Donetsk and Lugansk regions as quickly as possible. According to him, «there is nothing even close to this».
Kirill Budanov did not predict what 2024 will be like for Ukraine in military terms, pointing out that this is a question for the General Staff APU.
He added finally:
Exactly, as according to the rules of any game, as they say, you make a move, the enemy makes move. It's the enemy's turn. It will end, and I believe that ours will then begin.
Let us recall that we previously wrote that the Russian Federation refuses to hand over the bodies of those prisoners of war who were allegedly on board the Il-76.