Russia will not be able to achieve its strategic goals in Ukraine by military means. At the same time, Ukraine can achieve its strategic goal of liberating the entire territory, but this is unlikely to happen shortly.
This was stated by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Mark Milley, at a press conference in the Pentagon after the virtual meeting of the Contact Group on Ukraine's defense in the Ramstein format, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.
"Russia will not win this war militarily. Russia has not achieved its strategic goals, which were the overthrow of President Zelenskyy's government and the seizure of Ukraine," Milley emphasized.
According to him, a year ago, Russia abandoned its strategic goals, adjusting them to the seizure of Donbas only.
"So, the strategic goals that Russia has set for itself are militarily unattainable, they will not be achieved," Milley emphasized.-
At the same time, he emphasized that Ukraine's strategic task is to liberate the entire territory occupied by Russia, noting that several hundred thousand Russian troops are currently stationed in Ukraine.
"This can be achieved militarily, but probably not soon," the American general emphasized.-
He emphasized that this means that the war will continue and it will be "bloody and difficult." According to him, at some point, the warring parties may begin to negotiate or continue to choose military solutions. Milley added that the United States will continue to support Ukraine and its fight for freedom.
Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 26/05/2023