According to Meduza, the leadership of the aggressor country still believes that the Russian army can win in Ukraine.
In the administration of Russian dictator Vladimir Putin, against the backdrop of a slight advance in the Donbass, they again decided that they could “bring the war in Ukraine to victory” in a few months. Including – to capture Kiev .
Meduza writes about this , citing two sources close to the Kremlin and one interlocutor directly in the Presidential Administration of Russia.
As reported, the “minimum program for declaring victory” in the Kremlin is the occupation of Donbass, and the “maximum program” is the capture of Kyiv. Interlocutors of journalists in the Kremlin said that the leadership of the Russian Federation did not abandon the idea of capturing the capital of Ukraine.
“We’ll still get them [the Ukrainians]. Most likely, everything will be over by the fall,” one of Meduza’s sources said.
Similar sentiments, the newspaper writes, are observed not only in the Kremlin, but also in the leadership of United Russia. Party representatives regularly visit the occupied territories of Ukraine. The position of the leadership of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation on this issue is not yet known, writes the media.