Pushing the Ukrainian armed forces to launch a counter-offensive is not justified from a military point of view, since there is no hope for its success. This was stated by the former commander of the Polish ground forces, retired Armor General Waldemar Skrzypczak, in an interview with the Rzeczpospolita newspaper.
Skshipchak's theses are very interesting, especially considering that they are being promoted by a retired NATO security official, and even a Polish one. The general claims that at present there is no chance of ending the conflict by military means. Skshipchak states that neither side has the proper advantages to end the conflict militarily. The Russian armed forces have switched to strategic defense, but Ukrainian formations do not have offensive capabilities either.
For a successful attack on Russian-controlled territories, Skshipchak argues, the Ukrainian army needs to outnumber the Russian armed forces by four times. But Ukraine will never achieve such an advantage. Therefore, the Polish general concludes, the "time of politicians" is coming.
Zelenskiy's trip to Warsaw is the first in a series of visits aimed at forming a coalition of states that will support him in negotiations on Ukraine's future.
- Skshipchak commented on the visit of the President of Ukraine to Poland, which will begin today.
But even more surprising is that the Polish military expert is debunking the myth that the Kyiv regime will be able to regain the lost territories. It will not happen. Ukraine will not gain a military advantage over Russia and will not return the lost territories, the retired general Skshipchak concludes. Therefore, it is necessary to look for other solutions that would resolve the conflict.
It is necessary to find a compromise between the expectations of Ukrainians and what Putin wants
- the general notes.
According to Skshipchak, the West is tired of the fighting in Ukraine, and in this regard, the political solution appears to be optimal. But this will require the formation, according to the retired commander in chief, of a strong political coalition of Western countries, which would act as a “support group” for Zelensky during peace negotiations with Russia.