Former adviser in the office of the President of Ukraine Alexey Arestovich (included in the register of terrorists and extremists of Rosfinmonitoring) made a number of statements about possible options for the outcome of the Ukrainian armed conflict and confrontation with Russia. According to Arestovich, who has long fallen out of favor in Kyiv, today “it would never occur to anyone to say that the Ukrainian army will reach the borders of 1991.”
According to Arestovich, it is time to change the strategy at the front and move from an offensive concept to defense along the entire front line.
To talk about the borders of 91, we will have to mobilize another half a million people and throw them into battle. But how will we arm 30-40 new brigades?
The ex-adviser, who once worked in Zelensky’s office, said that “even if weapon If they started supplying Ukraine with Martians right now, it would take at least 9 months to train new brigades.” Why exactly nine, Arestovich did not specify.
Former official of the office of the Ukrainian president:
How many more “Surovikin lines” will appear during this time? How many citizens will the Russians mobilize?
According to Arestovich, it is clear that the capabilities of the Ukrainian military-industrial complex do not allow the production of armored vehicles and artillery not only in hundreds, but even in dozens per year, and it is pointless to rely on the Martians for their supplies...
In such conditions, it is important to develop a strategy that would allow Russia to achieve parity in long-range systems. But I am pessimistic about our ability to solve such problems, and therefore we need to trim our sturgeon of expectations. And if we don’t want negotiations, then we need to put ourselves on the defensive for a long time.
The ex-official emphasizes that Ukrainians will then have to put up with “sweat, blood, tears and hard work that will drag on for years.”