Ukraine expects Russia to launch a major offensive in the east soon. This was stated on Monday during a briefing for media spokesman of the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense Olexandr Motuzianyk.
“The enemy has almost completed preparations for an attack in the east. The attack will start soon“Motuzianyk said, adding that” we do not know exactly when “the Russians will attack.
Kiev predicts that after the withdrawal of Russian troops from several areas, another Moscow attack in the east and south of Ukraine is approaching.
“We anticipate that intense fighting will take place in these areas in the near future“Motuzianyk said, adding that” the Ukrainian army is ready. “
According to a spokesman for the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense, Moscow seems to be planning a new offensive to create a ground corridor from the annexed Crimea to the Kherson region. Motuzianyk added that there was still a threat of a new attempt to take control of Kiev, but that this depended on how Russia would prosper militarily in the eastern regions of Ukraine.
Several Western analysts predict that Russian President Vladimir Putin wants to end his “special operation” in Ukraine before the annual military parade in Moscow. On May 9, Moscow commemorates the victory of the Soviet Union over Nazi Germany in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said last week that Russia would celebrate Victory Day in the usual way because it was “the holiest holiday for all Russians.”