Ukrainian Defense Minister Reznikov: Russian offensive is expected at the end of January He said this during a speech in the Verkhovna Rada, reports “Interfax-Ukraine”.
The head of the department noted the existing likelihood of a “large-scale escalation” on the part of Russia and, citing intelligence data, said that the most probable start time Russian offensive is the end of January.
At the same time, the minister stressed that such a scenario is not mandatory, and the task of the Ukrainian leadership is to prevent such a development of events.
Earlier Reznikov said that near the border of Ukraine there are 94.3 thousand Russian military personnel who “can be involved in the escalation.”
Earlier, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the republic, Dmitry Kuleba, said that the international community was working on a “containment package” in the event of a Russian attack on Ukraine. At the same time, he drew attention to the need to convey to Moscow that such a military operation would have irreparable consequences for it.