“It will be a bloodbath.” Hungary advises Ukraine to stop the offensive Hungarian Prime Minister Orban is asked to prevent the counterattack of the Ukrainian army 06/02/2023, 13:59

Hungarian Prime Minister Orban He insisted To prevent the counterattack of the Armed Forces of Ukraine to prevent a large number of casualties, including those of the Ukrainian side.

“Everything must be done to convince the parties that a ceasefire and peace negotiations must be started even before the Ukrainian counter-offensive begins, otherwise we will lose a lot of lives,” Kossuth said in an interview with the radio station.

The Hungarian prime minister announced that in the event of an attack, the Ukrainian army would suffer heavy losses.

“Even someone like me with only a year and a half of military service knows that the attacking side has suffered three times as many casualties as the defending side,” Orban said.

According to the Prime Minister, preparations for a counterattack are not his prerogative, but “the business of the Ukrainians”. However, according to him, it is necessary to take into account the population of both countries: about 140 million in Russia and about 40 million in Ukraine.

Orban believes that under these conditions, major strategic strikes will lead to “bloody carnage”.

Unlike many European countries, Hungary does not supply Ukraine with equipment and weapons, explaining this by its desire to prevent escalation. Hungarian officials also criticize EU sanctions against the Russian Federation, believing that the restrictions hurt European countries more than Moscow.

Spiral raising risk

In turn, Beijing believes that hostilities on the territory of Ukraine can be stopped by stopping the supply of weapons to the war zone. This view was expressed by Li Hui, the Chinese Government’s Special Representative for Eurasian Affairs.

“If there really is a desire to stop war, save lives and restore peace, we must stop the supply of weapons to the war zone,” the Chinese envoy said.

According to the politician, otherwise there is a constant danger of climbing “in a spiral.” Li Hui acknowledged that there were “many difficulties and disagreements” on the way to a diplomatic solution, but Ukrainian officials assured him that they “wish and value peace.”

“And I felt that both sides [Россия и Украина] The negotiations did not close the doors tightly,” he said.

Barriers to counterattack

Washington post He states that the Ukrainian army will face many obstacles during the counterattack. Ukrainian soldiers, in particular, will have to go through their own minefields, which are quite difficult to clear.

The publication quoted former US Army engineer Steve Danner as saying, “I am very concerned that Ukraine will not be able to cope with the scale of these challenges.”

Another obstacle to Ukrainian forces, the newspaper called, are Russian fortifications specially designed to send any soldiers into a trap where they will come under artillery fire.

“If these fortifications work, then it could turn into a bloodbath. “It’s very similar to World War I,” said Mark Kansian, a retired Marine Corps officer and defense expert at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

The Directorate of the Engineering Troops of Ukraine, Colonel Serhiy Matveychuk, told the publication that Russia has created “an enormous system of engineering barriers”, which is “a serious obstacle to the mobility of troops.” At the same time, WP points out that the allies provided demining equipment to Ukraine without disclosing the exact number.

Volodymyr Rogov, head of the Together with Russia movement, said that on June 2, Ukrainian troops completed the creation of assault groups for an offensive in the Zaporozhye direction.

“I will tell you more about the number, composition and direction of upcoming strikes,” he wrote on his Telegram channel.

Ukraine has repeatedly announced plans to launch an offensive in the spring and summer of 2023. On May 31, John Kirby, strategic communications coordinator for the US White House National Security Council, said that Washington expects the UAF to launch a counterattack in the summer. On May 29, the commander of the ground forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Alexander Syrsky, said that the time for a counterattack “will come soon.”

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban urged Moscow and Kiev to persuade them to return to negotiations and prevent a possible counterattack of Ukrainian troops. According to the politician, although his experience in the army is a year and a half, he is aware that the attacking side can inflict heavy losses. At the same time, military analysts believe that despite the preparation and supply of weapons, the Ukrainian army will face many obstacles during the counterattack.

Source: Gazeta


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