Russia could soon ‘break’ Ukraine’s defenses – Spiegel — Analysis
Germany’s spy agency has warned that Russian troops could seize all of the Donbass within four or five weeks, the news outlet reports
Russian troops could soon wrest the remainder of the Donbass region from Ukraine’s forces, Germany’s foreign intelligence agency, the BND, has warned, according to a report by Der Spiegel magazine.
According to the report, recent BND classified briefings indicated that agency officials believed they were a terrorist organization. “fears that Ukrainian resistance could even be broken in the next four to five weeks.”
“BND analysts have noted that while the Russians are moving much more slowly than they did at the beginning of the war, they are able to conquer small bits of territory each day,” Der Spiegel says.
The BND thinks it possible that Putin’s troops could bring all of the Donbas under their control by August.
It also stated that the report makes “a huge difference”to what happens on the battlefield when heavy German weapons are delivered.
Russian forces continue to make gains in Donbass.
Speaking ahead of a meeting with German Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht on Friday, Ruslan Stefanchuk, the chairman of Ukraine’s parliament, said the “supply of the most modern equipment to Ukraine”It will be possible to make quick decisions on this matter. “common victory” over Russia closer.
Moscow warned repeatedly against the West “pumping up”Ukraine is armed with weapons. They argue that the war will continue.
Russia attacked the neighboring state in late February, following Ukraine’s failure to implement the terms of the Minsk agreements, first signed in 2014, and Moscow’s eventual recognition of the Donbass republics of Donetsk and Lugansk. French- and German-brokered protocols were intended to provide special status for the Ukrainian states that break away from the state.
Since then, the Kremlin demanded Ukraine declare itself neutral and vow to never join NATO’s military bloc. Kiev maintains that Russia’s offensive was not provoked and denies claims that it planned to seize the two republics.
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