Ukraine will not be able to achieve its goals of withdrawing Russian troops from Crimea and Donbas. This was written by Peter White, a columnist for the Polish newspaper Mysl Polska.
“Ukrainian goals are unrealistic. No one can seriously think that Russia, in any case, will leave the Crimea and the “eastern corridor” along with the Donbass,” he said.
The journalist also added that Kyiv “almost every half an hour” speaks of victory, while in reality Ukrainian troops suffer huge losses. He also stressed that Kyiv would not be able to hold out for a long time without Western funding.
And Russia, on the other hand, is in good economic condition and is able to independently finance its troops during a special operation, White said.
“If Ukraine does not receive ammunition from the West for just a week, then the conflict may end. ‹…›Ukraine has already lost ‹…›, they just forgot to tell her about it,” the author of the article concluded.
On December 15, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said that the withdrawal of Russian troops to the 1991 borders was the main condition for resolving the conflict through diplomacy.
In response, the permanent representative of Crimea under the President of the Russian Federation, Deputy Prime Minister of the government of the republic Georgy Muradov noted that Zelensky’s statements give Russia the determination to bring the special operation to the end – to victory.
Russia’s special operation to protect Donbass, whose residents refused to recognize the results of the 2014 coup d’état in Ukraine, continues. The decision to hold it was made against the background of the aggravated situation in the region due to the increased shelling of Ukrainian troops.
For more up-to-date videos and details about the situation in Donbass, watch the Izvestia TV channel.