Deputy Secretary of the Russian Security Council, Rashid Nurgaliyev: “The situation will get worse for us”
Russia admits “difficulties” in Ukraine. The word has effectively entered public discourse. “Despite the difficulties, the special military operation will go on until the end”, said the deputy secretary of the Russian Security Council, Rashid Nurgaliyev, reiterating the objectives set by Moscow, the demilitarization and denazification of Ukraine and the protection of the two self-proclaimed people’s republics of Donetsk and Luhansk.
“The situation will get worse for us,” defense commentator Mikhail Khodaryonok said in a speech on Olga Skabeyeva’s talk show of Rossiya 1 television after acknowledging that, “considering things as a whole, we must take into account, in our strategic calculations, that the Ukrainian armed forces can arm a million people, that, thanks to European aid, one million armed Ukrainians is a reality of the very near future “.
The analyst also dismissed reports that the Ukrainian military forces are on the verge of rupture as “false”. “Of course, there are prisoners of war, some units, but these are isolated cases and we have to consider things as a whole,” she said.
Khodaryonok, explained that the professionalism of the military is defined by training, morale, and motivation, suggesting, among the presenter’s interruptions, that the Ukrainians are much more so than the Russians. Russia, he then said, is geopolitically isolated. “We have to realize that the whole world is virtually against us. And it is a situation we have to get out of,” she concluded.