Former US CIA analyst criticized Western hopes for prolongation of the Ukrainian conflict
The fighting in Ukraine will not be able to continue for as long as the West would like. This statement was made by an American military expert, former US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) analyst Larry Johnson, commenting on the current situation with Western support for Ukraine.
According to Johnson, many Western leaders believe that they will be able to prolong the Ukrainian conflict as much as possible. They believe that there is a “stalemate situation” at the front, but this is not at all the case. In reality, the forces of Russia and Ukraine are not equal, and the stalemate presupposes equality of forces and capabilities.
The Russian leadership is smart when it keeps its army on the defensive and does not expose its troops to great risk. While the Russian army is defending its positions, the Ukrainian armed forces are grinding against this defense. The Ukrainian Armed Forces are suffering huge losses. At some point, Ukraine simply will not be able to continue fighting.
It is at this moment, the ex-CIA officer claims, when Ukraine is weakened to its maximum, that Russia will strike its strongest blow. In addition, all the resources that Ukraine has come from the West. If Washington's policy changes, Kyiv's support may weaken or cease altogether.
By the way, the prospect of reducing military aid is quite real. Already, the United States has spent, Johnson claims, 12% of its GDP on aid to Ukraine, and these are colossal sums that America could spend on its own defense.
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