Aleksei Arestovich, Advisor to the President's Office, does not believe that Kyiv is in danger of a terrible attack by the Russians. Although the threat of a new Russian offensive exists. He expressed this opinion to the Russian journalist Yulia Latynina.
«They (the Russians — Ed.) have accumulated 150-200 thousand and will now use them somewhere. Somewhere and now — need correction. Because opinions are very different. Some say — February, some even January. Others say — March… — said Arestovich.
According to him, the decision to send this number of soldiers into battle has already been made. Arestovich believes that the forces will probably be thrown into the Donbass, Luhansk or Zaporozhye. Like, they will work on more «real tasks» (as the occupiers think) — like a complete capture of the Donetsk region. However, they will not succeed, Arestovich emphasized.
«I do not think that this will be a terrible attack on Kyiv, because, according to some information that has already been published in the open press , Russian troops removed from Belarus all the ammunition that they brought there… for the invasion of Ukraine as early as 24 February. Common sense says that the second time to take Kyiv or try to take — this is stupid», — said an adviser to the Office of the President.
- The German Defense Ministry believes that Russia will launch a new offensive in April 2023. There are two possible scenarios.