Skip to comments.Ukraine war: Military intelligence chief 'optimistic' of Russian defeat saying war 'will be over by end of year'
Posted on 05/13/2022 8:34:28 PM PDT by elpadre
Ukraine's head of military intelligence says the war with Russia is going so well, that it will reach a turning point by mid-August and be over by the end of the year.
It is the most precise and optimistic prediction by a senior Ukrainian official so far.
In an exclusive interview with Sky News, Major General Kyrylo Budanov also said a coup to remove Vladimir Putin is already under way in Russia and the Russian leader is seriously ill with cancer.
The general's office is dark and stuffed with the paraphernalia of war and espionage, sandbags stacked on its windows, machine guns piled on the floor, and a spare rifle magazine on his desk used as a paperweight.
He is remarkably young to lead his country's military intelligence agency at just 36 years and speaks with the dry precision of his trade.
He showed little emotion, smiling only once as he said in English: "I'm optimistic."
General Budanov correctly predicted when the Russian invasion would happen when others in his government were publicly sceptical and now says he is confident about predicting its conclusion.
"The breaking point will be in the second part of August.
"Most of the active combat actions will have finished by the end of this year.
"As a result, we will renew Ukrainian power in all our territories that we have lost including Donbas and the Crimea."
Russia's tactics have not changed despite its shift to the east he says, and Russia is suffering huge losses though he would not be drawn on Ukrainian casualties.
(Excerpt) Read more at news.sky.com ...
last paragraph of story:
General Budanov also told Sky News defeat in Ukraine would lead to the removal of Russia’s leader and the country’s disintegration.
“It will eventually lead to the change of leadership of the Russian Federation. This process has already been launched and they are moving into that way.”
Does that mean a coup is under way?
“Yes,” he responded.
“They are moving in this way and it is impossible to stop it.”
He claimed Mr Putin is in a “very bad psychological and physical condition and he is very sick”.
Kind of mean of you to post a story like this so early Moscow time. Now the putin fluffers will have to get up early to respond, instead of being able to sleep off the samogol hangover properly.
“ General Budanov..”
Is his first name Boris?
Before Tovarich Putin goes down, tactical nukes will be used in the Donbass.
There will be no restraint from a guy with his back against the wall.
Putin will always step up rather than step down.
Won’t this require massive infusions of cash inot the Ukraine. It can’t possibly be able to fund another eight months of war from it’s own resources, can it?
Biden stumbles in…. Where’s my pudding
He’ll get his ten percent. He is after all, the big guy.
Not if the Neo Cons, the George Soros worshipers, the Globalists, the main stream media, the Republican Party, the Democrat Party and the Military Industrial Complex, has anything to say about it. It will still be going at the end of time. The peasants will be doing the fighting and the afore mentioned ones will be safely in America counting their blood money.
Maybe. But Russia is known for starting their wars terribly. Eventually, they improve their logistics. They promote their officers who can fight. Their tactics improve. The question is whether Russia will fully mobilize. If so, they can consolidate eastern and southern parts of Ukraine and go on the defensive.
Military intelligence in the same sentence? Are you sh!!ting me? 🙄
Somebody’s smokin some really bomb-grade reefer there....
At first, I figured Russia would take Ukraine in a few weeks. Now I don’t see Russia hanging on for a year. This has to be pretty embarrassing for Putin. They showed the world they shouldn’t be feared.
Yup. I agree.
I figure it highly unlikely that Donetsk people’s Republic and Luhansk people’s Republic will return to Ukraine, leave alone Crimea
Didn’t they say something similar in 1914?
Sky News is nothing more that the Murdoch kids doing the dirty work for WEF. Ukraine is on its third mobilization. At this point it’s just AZOV. Aidar and Right Sector Nazis rounding up old men to die on the Donbas front from DPR artillary strikes and TOS-1 long range flamethrowers. Russia has used less that 20% of its contract forces.
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