“Immoral compromises will lead to more bloodshed. Genuine and lasting peace can only result from the complete dismantling of all elements of Russian aggression,” he said.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Friday that he rejects any proposals for a “temporary peace” from Russia.
“Immoral compromises will lead to more bloodshed. Genuine and lasting peace can result from the complete dismantling of all elements of Russian aggression,” Zelensky said, speaking at a security forum in Canada.
But why? CNN Portugal Major General Isidro de Morais Pereira explained the reasons that led to this decision.
“Ukraine has achieved something very important in the war – initiative. The basic principle of warfare is that once the initiative is seized, it must not be lost. Only the offensive leads to decisive results. Ukraine had no initiative, it defended itself when it was attacked. However, with the support of the West in armaments, military training and economic and financial resources, he managed to organize and achieve initiative. First, she ousted Russian troops from Kyiv, then from the Kharkov region, and now from a significant part of the Kherson region. The peace agreement makes absolutely no sense at the moment,” he says.
“Now peace is most important to Putin, who has realized that Russia has no way to annex Ukraine, even to achieve this second goal, Novorossiya, from Donetsk to Transnistria. The Russians are so afraid that they are fortifying the Melitopol region and even the Crimea, which is the most vulnerable region from a military point of view. Zelensky knows this very well, because he knows military history,” he adds.
According to the major general, Russia will use a possible truce to buy time and “prepare new troops and form units, as well as build defensive positions, which it is already doing about 60 kilometers from the front of hostilities.”
“Moscow has already realized that it will lose even more positions, and is terribly afraid of losing Crimea. He is aware that he has lost the initiative, how clumsily he mobilized 300,000 men, and the wear and tear of the units that fight at the front, some for many months and with only 10-20% of the personnel.
However, even with a provisional peace agreement reached, the Russian task will not be easy. “It takes at least one year from training as a headquarters to the creation of units. There is another serious problem – frames. Sergeants and officers are formed over the years. The mobilization also went badly, because it was led by sergeants and officers who make up structures in peacetime, but they were taken to the battlefield.”
“Russia has problems not only on the ground,” says Isidro de Morais Pereira. – Russia has problems with the training of fighter pilots, which take at least a year to train. afford to lose more aircraft, and above all more pilots. Over these months, Ukraine has already lost more aircraft than in all ten years of the Afghan war. Air defense provided by the West, such as IRIS-T, NASAMS and Flakpanzer Gepard played a key role, ”concludes major general.