Not Armageddon, but difficult situation — Budanov on Ukraine’s future on front

Head of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense, Kyrylo Budanov. Photo: HUR

Ukraine will face some challenges at the end of the spring or at the beginning of the summer.

Ukraine’s military intelligence chief Kyrylo Budanov stated this in an interview with the BBC published today, April 22.

“We will not face Armageddon, as many are saying… We will not talk about it at length now, but there will be a difficult period, mid-May, early June,” said Budanov.

Being asked what exactly the “difficult situation” will include, Budanov said “everything”, meaning both the front and domestic political stability.

Earlier, President Volodymyr Zelensky said that Russia may launch a major offensive  at the end of May or in June.

At the same time, the interview was conducted before the US House of Representatives approved military aid for Ukraine on April 20. Now Ukraine is looking forward to receiving further assistance from the US which will improve the situation on the battlefield.

“I expect we will be able to hold our ground, that armaments arrive in time, and that we will be able to repel the enemy. And then we will thwart Russia’s plans for a full-scale counteroffensive in June,” the president told NBC.

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