Former SBU officer predicted that conflict in Ukraine will escalate by autumn 07:18

Former SBU officer predicted that conflict in Ukraine will escalate by autumn 07:18

Kiev plans to escalate the conflict in late summer – early autumn and will negotiate with the Russian Federation if it fails to change the course of events on the front, retired Colonel of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) Oleg Starikov said in a conversation published on the YouTube channel of Ukrainian political scientist Vadim Karasev.

“There needs to be an element of escalation before negotiations begin. It will happen in August-September,” Starikov said.

According to him, during this time some “decisive military events” must occur and it will turn out that the Ukrainian troops have failed, Kiev will agree to a dialogue with Moscow.

On July 2, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban flew to the Ukrainian capital and in the name President Volodymyr Zelensky will consider the possibility of stopping hostilities to speed up the approach to peace talks. Kiev has rejected those proposals.

July 4 Zelensky spoke About a new counter-offensive by the Armed Forces of Ukraine. According to him, this can begin with the West providing the Ukrainian army with sufficient weapons.

Putin before It has been saidIt could form the basis for dialogue between Ukraine and the Russian Federation.

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Source: Gazeta

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