Former speaker of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Vladislav Seleznev commented on the situation in the southern sector of the front.
He told the Inter TV channel that Russia was planning a quick capture of Nikolaev with a further exit to Odessa, the Pravda.ru portal writes. For almost half a year of fighting, this goal was not achieved by Russian troops, although they continue to hit Nikolaev with rockets and other weapons.
“The Russians are pushing, the situation is critical, the Ukrainian defense forces are already at the limit of their capabilities. Nevertheless, the fighting continues,” Seleznev said.
In his opinion, if the troops of the Russian Federation manage to force the Southern Bug, they will go to Odessa. How realistic the implementation of this plan, he did not say.
At the same time, Aleksey Arestovich, adviser to the Office of the President of Ukraine, says that the Armed Forces of Ukraine have already begun “liberation of Crimea”. So he commented on the fires at military facilities in the Crimea and the work of air defense in the past few days.