The current war with Russia is not the last, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valeriy Zaluzhny is sure. He spoke about the possibility of future wars in an interview with Time.
“Knowing what I know firsthand about the Russians, our victory will not be final,” Zaluzhny said.
He believes that the defeat of the Russian Federation in this war will be an opportunity to prepare for the next attack of the Russian Federation.
“Our victory will allow us to take a breath and prepare for the next war,” said the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
Zaluzhny also said that at the beginning of the Russian invasion, the Armed Forces of Ukraine “had two strategic goals”: to save Kyiv and “bleed” the enemy.
“In all other directions, we needed to shed their blood, even if in some places we had to lose territory,” he said.
“The goal was to allow the Russians to move forward and then destroy their columns at the front and supply lines in the rear,” the newspaper notes.
“By the sixth day of the invasion, he came to the conclusion that it was working. The Russians were unable to capture the airports around Kyiv and advanced deep enough that supply lines began to stretch, leaving them undefended,” the article says.
Zaluzhny also said that he studied with the Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, General Valery Gerasimov, and re-read everything he ever wrote.