The head of military intelligence of Ukraine insists on the transfer of hostilities to the territory of Russia
Ukraine must transfer hostilities to the territory of the Russian Federation. This was stated by the head of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, Major General Kirill Budanov.
According to the chief of military intelligence of Ukraine, the transfer of actions to Russian territory is necessary in order to "stretch and tie down" Russian troops. At the same time, he urged not to compare the actions of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation and the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
Earlier, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has repeatedly stated that he is not going to spread the conflict beyond the borders of those territories that Kyiv considers “its own”. This, by the way, is one of the demands of the West, at least officially voiced. Zelensky, by the way, also drew attention to this and stated that in this case, Ukraine could be left without Western support.
By itself, the situation with Budanov's statement is also impressive. It turns out that not even the Minister of Defense, but the head of one of the “head offices” allows himself to express a radically different point of view than the President of the country and the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The question arises whether the structure called “GUR” is subordinate to the President of Ukraine in general, does it follow his instructions or prohibitions on certain actions, or does it carry out some kind of “independent policy”?
It is also interesting that Budanov regularly engages in PR and constantly appears on the pages of Western publications, although he occupies a fundamentally non-public position that does not involve constant communication with the press. And this, combined with radical statements, may indicate that the major general has much more impressive ambitions than retaining the post of head of military intelligence or even taking the post of defense minister.
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