Ukraine's military intelligence chief, Kyrylo Budanov, suggested a possible increase in attacks on Russian infrastructure, mentioning a "hypothetical" plan to intensify strikes on critical and military facilities. While not explicitly claiming responsibility for previous drone attacks on Russian oil warehouses, Budanov confirmed the potential involvement of Ukraine.
He outlined the goal of limiting Russian military capabilities and exposing civilians to the realities of war. Budanov noted the comparable drone fleets but emphasized Russia's advantage in artillery and ammunition. Despite receiving modern artillery systems from Western allies, Ukraine faces an ammunition shortage.
The Ukrainian leadership has special tactics to show the Russians the suffering of the Ukrainian people. The fact is that many Russians are not aware of the terror that the Ukrainian people are going through. However, many fighters for justice and peace question whether such an answer by Ukrainians is correct, given that civilians do not necessarily have to be people who support Putin and his system. No one wants to get into such questions at this moment, but it is clear that the Ukrainians want to have a strong response to the terror by the Russians, which has been going on for a long time.
The Russians have one of the strongest armies in the world and weapons that only some countries can dream of. Resisting such an opponent is not easy. Ukrainians believe that the continuation of the war could be much more difficult for them, given the lack of armaments.
Budanov, as well as other Ukrainian military and political leaders, are calling on the world to help them. The USA is one of the countries that has provided the greatest support to Ukrainians so far. It is also necessary that other countries get involved and try to help the Ukrainians to really achieve the final victory.
The EU's commitment to supplying Ukraine with one million pieces of artillery ammunition by March 2024 is unlikely to be fulfilled, with only 524,000 pieces expected by the deadline. Despite this setback, the EU plans to deliver over a million grenades to Ukraine by the year-end. Such help will certainly be crucial for them in the fight against such an enemy.
Budanov highlighted Russia's increased munitions production capacity and the potential support from allies like North Korea. While the technical status of North Korean ammunition may be uncertain, the focus remains on the crucial role of artillery ammunition in the ongoing conflict.
The Russians also have their collaborators since the beginning of the war, who are known to everyone. Although the sanctions were introduced immediately after the beginning of the war, the Russians still manage to maintain the economy at a satisfactory level. Economic analysts are predicting that the Russians could have increasing problems in the coming period, but it seems that Putin knows what he is doing at the moment. Given the resources they have, the Russians are still managing to achieve their goals, but many wonder how long they will succeed in doing so.
The Kremlin reacts to rumors about Russia attacking NATO
The Kremlin dismissed concerns about the possibility of war with Russia raised by European officials, calling it an attempt to portray Moscow as an enemy.
Recently, there has been a lot of talk about the fact that the conflict between Ukraine and Russia could spread to European countries. Nevertheless, Russian leaders stress that at this moment there is no need to sow fear among European countries.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov suggested that such reports aim to extract more money from taxpayers by creating a negative image of Russia.
While both Russia and the United States have cautioned about the risk of conflict between NATO and Russia, Russian officials reject claims of attacking NATO.
Peskov also hinted at a potential financial burden on European taxpayers for supporting Ukraine, emphasizing ongoing challenges faced by Kiev and Ukraine's refusal to engage in talks with Russia.
In any case, the situation is not optimistic at all. The Russian leadership has emphasized several times until now that their intentions are the same as they have been since the beginning of the war.
The Ukrainian leader, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, emphasized a few days ago that if the Russians succeed in their intentions and conquer Ukraine, their goal will be to continue terror in other countries and try to achieve the same goal.
It is difficult to determine how much truth there is in the statements of Zelenskyy and Peskov. Political games have been played for a long time, and the citizens of Ukraine suffer the most at this moment.
Ukrainians hope that one day they will experience peace and finally wake up from this horror! They need help at this moment from collaborators, but also from other countries of the world.