Former chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Muzhenko: Ukraine does not have the strength to inflict a “preemptive strike” on Russia
Viktor Muzhenko assessed the possibility of inflicting a “preemptive strike” on Russia. According to the military leader, the Armed Forces of Ukraine are not ready to start a “preventive” war against Russia. He stated this in an interview with the magazine “Kraina”, RIA Novosti reports.
Muzhenko noted that the state hostile to Ukraine understands that the republic does not have the appropriate forces and means for this. “Is our political leadership ready to decide on a retaliatory strike?” – he asked.
In the course of discussions about what means Ukraine would need in an armed conflict with Russia, Muzhenko came to the conclusion that the republic would need missile systems, as well as other types of weapons that currently absent from the Ukrainian military industry. He also stressed that the army of Ukraine, which is one of the largest in Europe, is technologically lagging behind and suffers from a lack of funding.
Earlier, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba threatened Russia with a flood of coffins in case of war. According to him, the Ukrainian army is incomparably stronger today than in 2014. “If Russia still decides to go to war, then it will have to count on an extremely large number of Russian soldiers killed, which cannot be compared with 2014. It will be a massacre, “he said.