Drone attack hits Russian capital, Moscow. Photo/Atlantic Council
MOSCOW – A former commander Russia open voice about the war Russia and Ukraine ongoing. According to him, the Kiev armed forces have discovered the Kremlin’s “relative weakness”.
“The enemy is actually growing stronger, creating a very combat-ready army,” wrote former Russian Commander Igor Girkin, also known as Igor Strelkov, in a message on his Telegram channel.
“In general, he (Ukraine) managed to repel our winter-spring offensive, while also managing to create a large strategic reserve. And now it’s time for the ‘respectable partners of Kiev’ not to be ashamed of anything – they feel strong enough and understand Our flow is relatively weak,” he added as quoted from Newsweek, Friday (2/6/2023).
Since the beginning of the war, Girkin has frequently criticized Russian troops and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“And Moscow? And Moscow ‘hangs on hope.’ Reserves recruited after the autumn defeat were wasted, no one thought of transferring the economy to a war footing, martial law was not introduced, troops at the front slowly decayed and lost faith in final victory,” Girkin wrote again in his Telegram post. .
On May 21, Girkin expressed further criticism of the Russian military and its efforts in the war. Girkin said he expected the Ukrainian military to attack Russian troops soon because they have the best chance of success now.
“The best strike units of the Russian Armed Forces are exhausted from months of fighting,” said Girkin. “The stock of ammunition is very minimal,” he added.
Girkin’s comments come as the war between Russia and Ukraine recently entered its 16th month, with recent reports suggesting the Kremlin is having little success on its offensive front.
“Since early May 2023, Russia has increasingly surrendered the initiative in the conflict and reacted to Ukraine’s actions rather than actively advancing towards its own war goals,” the UK Ministry of Defense said in an update on Wednesday.