Ukrainian defenders inflict colossal losses on the enemy and liberate Ukrainian cities and villages. The head of the Pentagon said that the turning point in the war had already arrived. Meanwhile, the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense announced their forecast.
Details were given by Vadyma Skibitsky, Deputy Head of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine. He stressed that the spring-summer of 2023 will be the decisive stage in the war. After that, it will be possible to talk about the timing of the end of the war.
Spring and early summer will be decisive in the war. If the big Russian offensive planned for this time fails, it will be the collapse of Russia and Putin. Skibitsky said.
Ukraine must pass this stage.
Where will the decisive battlefield be
Skibitsky stressed that Russian occupiers will be especially active on the territory of Donetsk and Lugansk regions. The Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense stressed that approximately in February and March, the invaders will try to take control of Kupyansk, Svatovo, Kremennaya in the direction of the Kharkiv region.
Donbass will become a decisive battlefield.
The invaders may break through defense in Donbas
Ben Hodges, the former commander of US forces in Europe, said that he sees no prospects for the success of the Russian invaders.
“They have no breakthrough forces there, and there are no prospects for some breakthrough that they could arrange,” Hodges emphasized.
He admitted that he admires the efficiency and professionalism of the soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.