Washington [US], February 4: Speaking at an event at Georgetown University in Washington DC on February 3, the director of the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) William Burns assessed that the evolution of the Ukrainian battlefield in the next 6 months will be "decisive" in the conflict. conflict between the two sides, according to Reuters.
With each passing month, Mr. Burns said, Russian forces risked losing more territory they had gained control of in Ukraine.
Burns made the assessment after Ukraine's Defense Minister OleksiiReznikov warned on February 1 that Russian forces could launch a major attack around February 24, the day that marks the full anniversary of Russia's military operation in Ukraine. one year.
Last month, when he met Ukrainian President VolodymyrZelensky in Kyiv, former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson vowed London and other allies would help Kyiv win the conflict with Moscow "as soon as possible in 2023". according to The Kyiv Independent.
By yesterday (February 3), the SueddeutscheZeitung newspaper, citing a number of sources from the German government, revealed that Berlin had approved the supply of Leopard 1 tanks to Ukraine and was negotiating the acquisition of 15 self-propelled anti-aircraft artillery systems. Gepard from Qatar to send to Ukraine.
Meanwhile, President Putin said on February 2 that Moscow would have a decisive response to any country that threatens Russia and criticized Germany's promise to supply tanks to Ukraine. On the same day, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Russia has the military means to counter Western arms supplies to Ukraine and will respond to any modern weapons used by Kyiv, according to AFP.
Source: ThanhNien Newspaper