British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace said that Russia is "more fragile" than Moscow wants to admit.
He said this during a speech at the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change conference in London, The Guardian reports.
According to the British minister, Russia's war against Ukraine "can be won."
"I think Russia is much more fragile than the Russians want to admit... The split in the hierarchy of the Russian army is very real, the level of losses is terrible," Wallace said.
He emphasized that Russian President Vladimir Putin is "very cautious" about the territory of NATO countries.
"They (Russians - ed.) are very, very careful and try not to provoke. We can say that the alliance is functioning on its own. The deterrent factor of Article Five (of the Washington Collective Defense Treaty - Ed.) is working," Wallace said.
He added that Russia's war against Ukraine has led to the revitalization of NATO after stagnation.
Author - Olena Madiak, 18/07/2023