The head of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, Kirill Budanov, in an interview with the American edition of Military Times, said that Russia would allegedly begin hostilities against his country in January-February next year.
“Such an attack is likely to include airstrikes, artillery and armored attacks, followed by air attacks in the east, naval attacks in Odessa and Mariupul, and a smaller invasion through neighboring Belarus,” Budanov said.
The head of intelligence of Ukraine Kirill Budanov claims that Russia has concentrated more than 92 thousand military personnel near the borders of Ukraine
He believes that Russia is preparing for an attack in late January or early February 2022.
Budanov says such an attack could include airstrikes, artillery and armored attacks. The head of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry believes that they will be followed by airborne attacks in the east of the country, amphibious attacks in Odessa and Mariupol in the Donetsk region, and a lesser invasion through neighboring Belarus.
The plan of the invasion is as follows: airstrikes, artillery and armored attacks and airborne assault in eastern Ukraine, amphibious attacks in Odessa and Mariupol, plus an invasion through neighboring Belarus
Russia is allegedly carrying out “a series of psychological operations that are being carried out to destabilize Ukraine and undermine its ability to fight.” According to him, Moscow aims to incite unrest in the country through protests and rallies.
- Aleksey Arestovich, a representative of the Ukrainian delegation to the TCG, previously stated that it is obvious for Ukraine that Russia is building up its military forces near our border and the situation is already reminiscent of the events of early 2014, which ended with the invasion of Donbass and the occupation of Crimea.
- NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg called on Russia to refrain from military provocations and plans for a possible attack on Ukraine, as well as to prevent an aggravation of the situation on the border, where a large concentration of troops has been noticed.
- In winter, Russia is likely to try to destabilize Ukraine, using, inter alia, military methods. Writes about this edition of the Financial Times.
- Moscow continues to assure that the redeployment of Russian troops poses no threat to anyone, and Kiev continues to make statements that Russia cannot be trusted.
- On November 11, Bloomberg reported that the United States had warned its European allies about a possible escalation of the conflict in Ukraine. Washington’s assessments are based on information that the American side has, but which has not yet been transferred to the European Union.
- A week earlier, the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense announced 90,000 Russian troops at the border. The scouts told which military units of Russia are not far from Ukraine.