Russia’s offensive potential “exhausted” - Ukraine’s defense intelligence

Russia’s offensive potential “exhausted” - Ukraine’s defense intelligence

War in Ukraine

That’s according to the chief of the Main Intelligence Directorate of Ukraine’s Defense Ministry, Major General Kyrylo Budanov, who spoke in an interview with the ‘Rizni Liudy’ show, Ukrinform reports.

"(Russia’s offensive potential - ed.) is completely exhausted, they now have a serious potential for defense. It's true. They built an echeloned, correct, and powerful defense. But this is no longer the Russian army that could run serious offensive operations," said Budanov.

He noted that Russia directly involves in hostilities on the territory of Ukraine a nearly 370,000-strong military force as well as approximately 20,000 National Guardsmen, and about 7,000 members of various paramilitary formations.

As Ukrinform reported earlier, military intelligence spokesman Andriy Yusov stated that Russia was shifting to the defensive along the entire front line, adding that the enemy is currently incapable of undertaking large-scale offensive efforts.

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