Andrzej Duda, the president of Poland, has cautioned that Ukraine risked defeat on the battlefield without urgent Western military assistance.
Polish President Andrzej Duda stated in an interview with the French newspaper Le Figaro on February 11 that Russia can win the current conflict with Ukraine if that country does not receive immediate support.
He clarified: “Ukraine has human resources but lacks a modern military infrastructure. In the upcoming weeks, Russia has a chance to win if we do not give Ukraine military weaponry.”
The remarks made by Andrzej Duda instantly caught the attention of Russian officials. On February 12, Maria Zakharova, a spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry, reiterated on Telegram that even the West’s emergency military assistance to Kiev was powerless to stop the fighting. “They merely worsen the situation. The only way out for the West is through repentance for what has been done “Ms. Zakharova wrote.
Moscow has consistently warned that arming Ukraine with Western weaponry will only make the situation worse and increase the likelihood of a direct confrontation between Russia and NATO.
Despite the caution, the US and its partners vowed to keep supporting kyiv. A number of NATO members pledged earlier this month to deliver heavy battle tanks and cutting-edge air defense equipment. Around the end of March, according to Germany, its 14 Leopard 2 tanks will arrive in Ukraine. Berlin also declared that it will use the budget to purchase roughly 190 Leopard 1 border tanks, modify them, and send them to Ukraine.
One of the main backers, Poland, asserts that it will provide 14 Leopard 2 tanks and 60 T-72 tanks from the Soviet era.
Officials from Ukraine claim they have received promises for hundreds of tanks. They believe that by doing this, the Ukrainian army will be able to rule the battlefield with a “iron fist.” Kyiv also encouraged the West to expedite the delivery of armaments in order to thwart a potential spring or summer all-out Russian attack plan. In the backdrop of Ukraine’s ammunition stockpile being depleted due to intense fighting, Kiev has appealed to its allies and partners for the supply of warplanes and long-range missiles.
About to approach its second year, the Russia-Ukraine conflict shows no signs of coming to an end. Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to Ukrainian intelligence sources, has ordered the Ukrainian army to fully annex the Donbass region of eastern Ukraine by March.
According to the website Ukrainsk Pravda, Ukrainian military intelligence learned from a call made by a Russian soldier to a relative that February is a crucial month for the fight in Ukraine. This guy continued by saying that both Russia and Ukraine are amassing troops in preparation for a crucial fight.