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Why the Kremlin underestimated Ukrainians: NYT investigation

Dec 18, 2022

Russian President Vladimir Putin, who for the first time in 10 years canceled the annual press conference amid the failures of the Russian occupiers at the front, admitted that Ukrainians turned out to be stronger than he was told.


It is noted that the Kremlin head made this confession during a private conversation with former Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, who secretly visited Moscow in early March to discuss the war that Russia unleashed against Ukraine.

"It will probably be much more difficult than we thought. But the war is on their territory, not on ours. We are a big country, and we have patience," Putin said then.

The publication notes that people who know Putin closely say that he will sacrifice the lives of soldiers as much as necessary.

One of the NATO members, the NY Times writes, warned the allies that the Russian dictator is ready to accept the death or injury of up to 300 thousand of his troops. This "message" of the Russian side to American President Joe Biden was voiced during a meeting with US representatives last month.

Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 18/12/2022

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