Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valeriy Zaluzhny had two “strategic goals” at the start of Russia's full-scale invasion: to save the capital and bleed the enemy. The general told Time magazine about this, which dedicated a cover and an article to him.
According to him, the first goal was to prevent Kyiv from falling. The second was to spill the blood of the enemy in all directions, even if in some places it would have to lose territory.
In other words, the goal was to allow the occupiers to advance and then destroy their columns at the front and supply lines in the rear.
By the sixth day of the war, Zaluzhny realized that such a strategy was working.
“The Russians failed to capture the airports around Kyiv and advanced deep enough to start stretched out supply lines, leaving them unprotected”, — the article says.
- The Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valery Zaluzhny reacted to the announcement of mobilization in the Russian Federation.