Reznikov: Russia has mobilized up to 500,000 people and may launch a new offensive on February 24
On the anniversary of the invasion of Ukraine on February 24, the Russian occupation forces may launch a new offensive. Defense Minister Alexei Reznikov stated this on the air of the French television channel BFMTV.
According to him, the Kremlin has mobilized about 500 thousand people.
«Officially declared 300,000, but when we see troops on the borders, we estimate that it is much more», — Reznikov said.
The head of the defense department added that the invaders could try to attack in two directions: Donbass and southern Ukraine. Among other things, he thanked France for the 12 new CAESAR self-propelled guns. He also stressed that Ukraine needs to quickly obtain air resources, and called for the training of Ukrainian pilots.