Kyiv believes the war will end in two to six months

Released on 04.06.2022

  • Destruction in Kyiv. Ukrainian Presidential Advisor Mykhailo Podoliak has spoken for the first time about a possible time for an end to the war. Photo: Alex Chan Tsz Yuk/SOPA Images via ZUMA Press Wire/dpa

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How long will the war against Ukraine last? “It can take another two to six months,” says the Ukrainian presidential administration.


The Ukrainian presidential administration predicts that the Russian war of aggression can last up to half a year.

“It can take another two to six months,” said Ukrainian presidential adviser Mykhailo Podoliak in an interview with the opposition Russian online portal “Medusa” with a view to the possible War duration on Friday evening. In the end it depends on how the mood in the societies of Europe, Ukraine and Russia changes.

Negotiations will only take place when the situation on the battlefield changes and Russia no longer feels like it can dictate terms, Podoljak said. He once again warned against territorial concessions to Russia. That won’t end the war. “Because it is fundamental for the Russian Federation – and Mr. (Vladimir) Putin said this several times – that the mere existence of Ukrainian statehood is harmful.” The Russian advance is therefore aimed less at conquering specific areas than at destroying Ukraine itself.

Podoljak estimated the Russian losses at 80.000 People. The dead and wounded in the regular army, the separatists and the mercenary group “Wagner”. However, he admitted that after a catastrophic initial phase of the war for Moscow with up to 1000 war deaths per day, the current losses of Russian and Ukrainian troops are “comparable”. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy recently put his own losses at up to 100 deaths per day and 500 Injuries numbered. (dpa)

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