Ukraine could win its war against Russia this year but may not be able to do so due to Western military support being ‘too little and too late’, a military expert said today.
JUSTIN BRONK, a research fellow at London’s Royal United Services Institute, has analysed the latest situation in an article for MailOnline today as Ukraine prepares for a crucial spring and summer offensive.
It comes as Germany finally agreed to supply Ukraine with 14 Leopard 2 tanks after stalling on the decision for months. An announcement from the US is expected later today.
Mr Bronk said being able to operate new armoured vehicles by early spring could allow Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s forces to ‘achieve decisive breakthroughs’ against Russia without suffering ‘crippling infantry losses’.
The expert said Ukraine has a chance to win the war in 2023 but ‘if it cannot seize it due to Western support arriving too little, too late’ then ‘the chance may not come again’.