Russian Senator Dmitry Perminov has stated that the Russian military will launch a new offensive in Ukraine once the situation on the ground becomes “favorable.” In an interview with Russian news outlet URA.RU, Perminov explained that the Russian army is currently “grinding up” the armed forces of Ukraine, and they will strike when the time is right.
Perminov also expressed doubts about the possibility of negotiations between Moscow and Kiev, echoing the sentiments of other top Russian officials. He suggested that Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky is being prevented from sitting down at the negotiating table by his American masters, and that Ukrainian law prohibits him from conducting negotiations with Russia.
The senator also addressed Ukraine’s counteroffensive effort, which was launched in early June. He noted that the offensive has not been successful and has resulted in heavy losses for the Ukrainian military. Thousands of servicemen have been killed or wounded, and a significant amount of Western-supplied military hardware has been lost.
Perminov suggested that Western handlers of the Ukrainian authorities are becoming increasingly dissatisfied with the lack of progress. He referred to criticisms from various publications about Kiev’s failure to make gains, as well as the high casualties and questionable tactics of its troops.
“The Western masters are dissatisfied with the results of the offensive. They expected more,” Perminov stated. “For almost two months now, a counteroffensive has been going on, but it has not led to any success for the Ukrainian nationalists. They have lost a significant amount of manpower and weapons that the West provided them.”
The ongoing conflict in Ukraine has drawn international attention and concern. Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014 and its support for separatist movements in eastern Ukraine have led to ongoing tensions between Russia and Ukraine, as well as strained relations with the West.
Russia has consistently denied direct involvement in the conflict, despite evidence to the contrary. The Ukrainian government and Western countries have repeatedly accused Russia of sending troops and weapons to support the separatists. The conflict has resulted in thousands of deaths and displaced millions of people.
As the situation in Ukraine continues to unfold, it remains to be seen when and how the conflict will be resolved. The statements by Senator Perminov indicate that Russia is preparing for a new offensive, further escalating the violence and instability in the region. The international community will be closely watching the developments and hoping for a peaceful resolution to the conflict.