War will reach a turning point in August – and be over by the end of the year, says Ukrainian intelligence chief.
Ukraine’s head of military intelligence says the war with Russia is going so well, it will reach a turning point by mid-August and be over by the end of the year. It is the most precise and optimistic prediction by a senior Ukrainian official so far, Sky News reports.
In an exclusive interview, Major General Kyrylo Budanov also said a coup to remove Vladimir Putin is already underway in Russia and the Russian leader is seriously ill with cancer.
Budanov correctly predicted when the Russian invasion would happen when others in his government were publicly skeptical and now says he is confident about predicting its conclusion.
“The breaking point will be in the second part of August. Most of the active combat actions will have finished by the end of this year. As a result, we will renew Ukrainian power in all our territories that we have lost including Donbas and Crimea.”
Russia’s tactics have not changed despite its shift to the east he says, and Russia is suffering huge losses though he would not be drawn on Ukrainian casualties.
He said he was not surprised by Russia’s setbacks in the war.
“We know everything about our enemy. We know about their plans almost as they’re being made.
“Europe sees Russia as a big threat. They are afraid of its aggression. We have been fighting Russia for eight years and we can say that this highly publicized Russian power is a myth. It is not as powerful as this. It is a horde of people with weapons.”