A defense ministry official who made evaluations on the Russia-Ukraine war to a group of journalists at the Pentagon and did not want his name to be disclosed, said that they are constantly evaluating Ukraine’s military needs in the war and that they will continue to help the Ukrainian army, especially in air defense capacity.
Responding to a question about whether or not to give fighter jets to Ukraine, the official said, “Warplanes will of course be evaluated in terms of Ukraine’s needs in the future. They have planes now and they were effective in using them under those difficult conditions. Therefore, these (planes) are medium and medium-sized aircraft.” It’s one of those capabilities that has to be part of our long-term assessment.” he said.
“RUSSIAN ADMINISTRATION MADE MANY WRONG ACCOUNTS”
On the other hand, evaluating the course of the war, the official said, “The Russian political and military administration made many huge mistakes and miscalculations not only in the support of the international community to Ukraine, but also in its own armies.” used the phrases.
Stating that they saw many weak points of the Russian army, the official said, USAHe stated that the effects of the weapons supplied by Russia on the operations in the east of Ukraine, which Russia considers advantageous, become clearer over time.
A US military official, who made an assessment to journalists, said that they saw the Ukrainian army continuing to advance in the south and east of the country.
Stating that the Russian army was withdrawing from the Kharkov region towards the Russia-Ukraine border, the military official said that they evaluated that many settlements in the region, especially Izyum, were in the hands of Ukraine.
The military official stated that the attacks continue around the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant, and that the Ukrainian army made deliberate and measured progress in Herzon.