Not likely whether Russia will be able to mobilize the necessary resources for a new offensive in February, said the former commander of US forces in Europe, retired General Ben Hodges.
He wrote this on Twitter in response to the forecasts of the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valery Zaluzhny and the Minister of Defense Ukraine Alexey Reznikov.
“I doubt that Russia will be able to muster a force of this size in this time, at least not of this quality. Exaggerating the potential for new Russian offensives fuels those who are looking for reasons not to continue supporting Ukraine,” he said.
I doubt Russia can muster this size force in this time frame, at least not of any quality.The last partial mobilization was a Cluster F***. Exaggeration of potential for new Russian offensives give fuel to those who are looking for reasons not to continue supporting UKR. https://t.co/rjz0fwB0II
— Ben Hodges (@general_ben) December 16, 2022
- Valery Zaluzhny, in an interview with The Economist, said that the Russian Federation is training about 200,000 new soldiers. He has no doubt that the Russians will again go to Kyiv.
- Aleksey Reznikov believes that Russia plans to launch another wave of offensive in the war against Ukraine in February 2023.