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Top US general: Russia cannot win in Ukraine militarily

by The Kyiv Independent news desk May 26, 2023 3:34 PM 1 min read
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley speaks during a hearing with the Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill on March 28, 2023 in Washington, DC. (Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)
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U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Mark Milley, said that Russia can no longer achieve victory over Ukraine through military means.

In turn, Ukraine is capable of liberating all of its territories, Milley said after the 12th Ramstein Summit on May 25.

The U.S. general also added that Russia’s strategic goal – a regime change in Ukraine – failed a year ago when Russian troops failed to secure Kyiv.

Liberation is unlikely to happen in the near future, however, and the fighting ahead will be “difficult and bloody,” he added.

Earlier in April, Milley said in an interview he does not believe that Ukraine can achieve a full victory by 2023.

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