The head of the British Army said Russia had already “strategicly lost” the war in Ukraine, despite achieving “tactical success” in recent weeks.
Admiral Tony Radakin, Chief of the Defense Staff of the United Kingdom, called the war a “terrible mistake by Russia” and said he had lost 25 percent of the power of the land for “small” gains.
Radkin spoke with a PA news agency on June 15 during his visit to Scotland, saying: NATO is more powerful and Finland and Sweden are looking to participate. “
He said Russia’s war machines were “crushed” and lacked personnel and high-tech missiles.
“President Putin used about 25% of his army’s power to acquire a small territory, killing or injuring 50,000 people,” he said.
Russia is now a “more declining force” diplomatically and economically than it was a few months ago, he said. “The idea that this is a success for Russia is nonsense.”
“Russia has failed. It may have had some tactical success in the last few weeks, and they may last in the next few weeks. But Russia is strategically losing. “.
The United Kingdom has become one of Ukraine’s most important allies in Ukraine’s resistance to Russia’s aggression, providing both advanced weapons and humanitarian aid.
According to the government, Britain was the first European country to send deadly aid to Ukraine, with more than £ 750 million ($ 924 million) including thousands of anti-tank missiles, air defense systems and armored vehicles. Sent military aid.
On May 7, the British government pledged £ 1.3 billion ($ 1.6 billion) of additional military assistance to Ukraine.
The UK recently announced that it would donate the M270 Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) to the Ukrainian Army to help the Russian Army protect itself from Russian long-range artillery.
Mr Radakin said the UK continued to support Ukraine and “we have been working on this for a long time.”
But he said Ukraine’s true strength lies in “the masses provided by the entire international community” and “the courage and determination of the Ukrainian army to fight for their territory.”
US President Joe Biden promised $ 1 billion worth of new aid on June 15, including anti-ship rocket systems, artillery rockets, and howitzer bullets.
On June 16, German, French and Italian leaders, who had been criticized in the past for lack of sufficient support from Ukrainian authorities, co-visited Kieu to show solidarity with Ukraine.
French President Emmanuel Macron, German Prime Minister Olav Schortz, and Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi have all taken major practical steps to reduce Europe’s dependence on Russia’s energy and find weapons to help Kieu. He said he was a strong supporter of Ukraine.
PA Media contributed to this report.