Washington. Contrary to claims by Ukraine’s president, a top US general said it would be extremely difficult to militarily oust Russian forces from every inch of territory occupied in Ukraine this year. General Mark Milley, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, said on Friday that it would be difficult to expel the Russian army, but that does not mean that it cannot be done. According to a report by news agency PTI, General Milley said at a press conference in Germany that from a military point of view, he still believes that for this year every inch and inch of Ukraine occupied or occupied by Russia would be very difficult to oust the Russian army militarily.
He further said that it does not mean that it cannot happen, but it will be very, very difficult. General Miley said that depending on the delivery of US equipment and the training of the Ukrainian military, it is possible for the Ukrainians to launch a significant tactical or even operational-level offensive to liberate as much Ukrainian territory as possible. Let us tell you that the United States on Thursday announced another US $ 2.5 billion military aid package to Ukraine to fight against Russian aggression, bringing the total US military aid to US $ 27.5 billion.
According to an official statement, this aid package will provide Ukraine with hundreds of additional armored vehicles, including Stryker armored personnel carriers, infantry fighting vehicles, mine-resistant ambush-protected vehicles, and high mobility multi-purpose wheeled vehicles. The package also includes significant additional air defense support for Ukraine, including more Avenger air defense systems and surface-to-air missiles, as well as additional munitions for NASAMS, which the US previously provided Was.