Ukraine could regain occupied territories, including Crimea, within next year, retired US general says

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“Ukrainians saved the country,” Hodges said this week as a bystander at the McCain Institute’s Tbilisi International Conference.

“I think they have set the conditions under which full sovereignty can be restored to include Crimea within the next year.”

According to the general, “Six months after the beginning of the full-scale Russian aggression, the army that was considered the second best in the world is now the second best in Ukraine.”

“Russia still controls less than 20% of Ukraine’s territory and has almost exhausted its ability to conduct further offensive operations,” he said.

Hodges said it was long overdue for Ukraine’s western partners to provide the Kyiv government with the material and moral support necessary to achieve a complete military victory.

“We need a declaration that we want Ukraine to win, we want it to take back all of its territory, we want it to be able to defend itself in the future, and we will do whatever is necessary.” To help them do that. ‘ he said.

At the same time, US generals are confident that Washington officials are fully aware of Ukraine’s needs.

“I don’t want my enemies to know my abilities or my shortcomings, so I shouldn’t know their needs publicly,” he said.

“But I am 100% sure that the Pentagon and the National Security Council know exactly what Ukraine needs and Ukrainians are telling them that.”

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