A large analytical article appeared on the website of the state information agency Ukrinform: Prospects for ensuring the military campaign of 2023: the Ukrainian view by the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine General Valerii Zaluzhnyi and the former Commander of the Airborne Assault Forces (2015—2019), and now People’s Deputy, Lieutenant General Mykhailo Zabrodskyi. This is an important and timely document aimed at our Western partners and at the command of our adversaries that deserves attention.
The place and time when this article was published should be noted. On a state resource, against the background of the offensive of Ukrainian troops in the East and South, after a series of powerful strikes on the rear and even the far rear of the enemy. This is one of the main messages of the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces.
First, the Ukrainian military leadership confirms that another series of strikes on airports and warehouses on the territory of the temporarily occupied Crimea are precisely the missile strikes of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Secondly, Ukraine is ready and even intends to hit targets not only in Crimea but also on the territory of the Russian Federation.
For this purpose, Generals Zaluzhnyi and Zabrodskyi once again appeal to their Western partners with a request to provide long-range high-precision weapons, because this is the key factor in the imbalance between the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the Russian Federation. It is, of course, about the MGM-140B ATACMS Block 1A, but the authors of the article insist that Ukraine itself can and even should develop weapons with a large radius of destruction.
“However, Ukraine can consider the acquisition of relevant weapons systems from partners only as a solution for the transition period. From the first days of the large-scale aggression of the Russian Federation, the Ukrainian side has faced the acute problem of restoring and establishing its own design and production of high-tech weapons samples. And the tactical and technical requirements for such samples should already include the appropriate parameters, in particular, regarding the range of use,” the article says.
Another important remark of the military concerns the possibility of Russia’s use of tactical nuclear weapons. Our military does not exclude the possibility of its use, but they believe that even nuclear weapons will not be able to turn this war in favor of Russia and break Ukraine’s will to resist. Moreover, they even warn the leadership of Russia about the consequences of attempts to use such weapons.
“It is again forced, but extremely necessary, to return to the source of Russian confidence, namely impunity. Any attempts at practical steps towards the use of tactical nuclear weapons must be stopped using the entire arsenal of means at the disposal of the countries of the world,” said the article.
In addition, one should pay attention to how confidently Generals Zaluzhnyi and Zabrodskyi write about the prospects for the liberation of Crimea, which they consider one of the key factors of this war. Yes, it won’t happen tomorrow, and maybe not even in 2023, but it will happen. Ukraine will definitely win this war, the country’s military leadership is confident of this.
As for the duration of hostilities, it is necessary to prepare for a protracted war. The authors of the article discuss the prospects of hostilities in 2023, but between the lines you can see that the war will continue. And even after the victory, the Ukrainians will not be able to relax, we will simply pass from the hot phase of the war to the cold one. This is a bit of sad news, but better a sad truth than a sweet lie. So thank you for the truth, Generals.
We believe in the Armed Forces! We believe in Ukraine! Let’s hold on!