According to Zagorodniuk, it is better not to comfort yourself.
The Russians are going to make the most of the winter against Ukraine, in particular, to deprive the country of energy resources for additional pressure.
This was stated by the head of the Center for Defense Strategies, Minister of Defense of Ukraine 2019-2020 Andriy Zagorodniuk, reports NV.
The expert considers attempts to stop the hot phase of the war before winter to be correct, but Ukraine needs to understand that such a risk cannot be completely ruled out.
“These are the facts, they talk about it, there is information about it and, unfortunately, we need to understand that this may be the reality in which we live in winter. And do not console ourselves that this risk can somehow be 100% foreseen “, – said Zagorodnyuk.
In his opinion, it is necessary to draw the attention of partners to this.
“Now there are active conversations among embassies, diplomatic missions and abroad about the risks of the winter period of the campaign, but we do not have the ability to fully control the situation and prevent their harmful influence, absolutely everyone knows this,” he said.
“You can, of course, take some actions in order to reduce the intensity of hostilities, but in any case, we need to win, so we need to accumulate forces and means and push Russian forces out of our territory. Whatever the phase, this task remains, does not disappear anywhere,” Zagorodniuk added.
Earlier, Ukrainian Major General Dmitry Marchenko predicted that the hot phase of the war unleashed by Russia against Ukraine could end by the end of this year.