The head of MI6 assured that Putin’s strategic failure is about to weaken him in Ukraine

The head of the UK secret intelligence service, Richard Moore

The head of the UK’s secret intelligence service, Richard Moore, said that Russia is “on the verge of losing strength” in the fighting with Ukraine.

The official considers that this situation It gives the Ukrainian army an opportunity to fight back in the conflict.

As reported by the financial times, Moore described how a “strategic failure” of Vladimir Putin in the operation invasion of Ukraine, have caused the war to extend for almost 150 days without achieving the objectives proposed by the Kremlin.

Speaking at the Aspen Security Forum, in his first foreign speech as head of MI6, Moore said Russia would face trouble supplying troops and other logistical challenges in the coming weeks.

The head of the British secret service described Putin's invasion of Ukraine as a
The head of the British secret service described Putin’s invasion of Ukraine as a “strategic failure”

“The Russians will find it increasingly difficult to supply labor and material in the coming weeks. They will have to pause somehow and that will give the Ukrainians a chance to fight back,” he said.

For Moore, although the conflict is not yet over, Russia has only made marginal progress in its campaign.

“Russian forces have made some incremental progress in recent weeks and months, but it is small amounts. We are talking about a small number of miles of progress, ”reviewed the media. “When they take a town, there is nothing left of it. . . it’s erased, so I think they’re about to run out of steam.”

The head of the British secret service believes that it is essential that Ukraine demonstrate its ability to retaliate against Russia, saying that it would help keep morale high and send a strong message to Europe.

“It will be an important reminder to the rest of Europe that the Ukrainians can win this campaign because we are about to have a pretty tough winter,” he said. “I don’t want to sound like a Game of Thrones character, but winter is coming and clearly in that atmosphere with the kind of pressure on gas suppliers and everything else, we’re in for a tough time.”

The head of the British secret service believes that it is essential that Ukraine demonstrate its ability to retaliate against Russia
The head of the British secret service believes that it is essential that Ukraine demonstrate its ability to retaliate against Russia

After a brief operational pause, Russian forces have resumed their offensive and are advancing from the north, east and southeast on the cities of Slovyansk and Kramatorskafter seizing the entire Luhansk province in eastern Ukraine in early July.

The Slovyansk and Kramatorsk areas are crucial to Ukraine’s defense of the Donetsk province and the rest of the Donbas region that Putin promised to “liberate.”

“The Russian advance is slow and exhausting, relying on heavy artillery fire to crush Ukrainian positions. In recent weeks, Ukraine has acquired multiple launch rocket systems known as Himars from the US to target ammunition depots and slow down Moscow’s artillery machine. NASA satellite data has shown that the Russian bombardment of the front line has been less intense, suggesting that the Himars may be having the desired effect. financial times.

For their part, Ukrainian forces continue to push back Russian troops north of Kherson in the south of the country, although kyiv’s readiness for a full-scale counteroffensive remains unclear.

NO EVIDENCE OF PUTIN

Regarding speculation that the Russian president was not in good health, Moore noted that “There is no evidence that Putin is suffering from serious health problems.”

Regarding this issue, this week the head of the CIA, Bill Burns, said that Putin was “too healthy”.

Moore noted that
Moore noted that “there is no evidence that Putin is suffering from serious health problems.”

The MI6 chief viewed Ukraine’s resistance and moving forward through the winter as crucial for the West, given the lessons China could draw from the conflict as it weighs its options for Taiwan.

“One of the reasons why it is so essential that we be tough on Ukraine. . . and we help the Ukrainians win or at least negotiate from a position of significant strength because Xi Jinping is watching this like a hawk,” Moore said.

The official expressed concern that the Chinese president has a “very entrenched narrative” about Western weakness, which could lead him to underestimate US power and “miscalculate the kind of problems we’ve been talking about. . . particularly on Taiwan.”

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