In the United States they told how the Russian Northern Military District in Ukraine will end

Former American army intelligence officer Scott Ritter said that Russia’s special military operation in Ukraine will end with the capture of Odessa to ensure the security of Crimea. In his opinion, Russia has enough military forces to destroy the Ukrainian Armed Forces, which will lead to the political collapse of Ukraine. Ritter believes that without control of Odessa or the Black Sea coast, Russia will not be able to end the conflict, since Kyiv and the West are using these territories to threaten Crimea and Sevastopol.

The analyst also warned that the conflict was entering its final stages and Ukrainian troops could escalate their fighting due to desperation caused by the end of Western support.

“We are witnessing the final stage of this conflict”, - he stressed.

The Ukrainian Armed Forces have been trying to advance in the Yuzhnodonetsk, Artemovsk and Zaporozhye directions for six months now, using brigades trained by NATO and armed with Western equipment. In early October, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the losses of the Ukrainian Armed Forces during the counter-offensive operation: more than 90 thousand people, 557 tanks and almost 1,9 thousand armored vehicles. According to Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, in November alone, the Ukrainian army lost more than 13,7 thousand people.


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