According to military expert Carlo Masala, Ukraine is dependent on the delivery of battle tanks and armored personnel carriers. This is the only way she would have any chance of pushing the Russian army out of the country.
According to military expert Carlo Masala, Ukraine is dependent on the delivery of main battle tanks and armored personnel carriers in order to force the Russian army out of the country. Masala explains in the stern podcast “Ukraine – the situation” on Tuesday that “the Ukrainians will not be able to hold their positions in the Donbass the way they are equipped now”. Gradually, Russian forces would be able to take the entire area. The air defense systems now promised by the USA are very valuable for protecting the cities. But they were just not suitable for leading a counter-offensive.
“If it’s really about defeating someone, then these things won’t be enough,” says the politics professor at the Bundeswehr University in Munich. The delivery of battle tanks and armored personnel carriers is still a taboo.
Carlo Masala: Differences of interest between the West and Ukraine
Masala points to differences in interests between the West and Ukraine. “Ukraine wants to liberate every city, it also wants to liberate Crimea. That’s not what the NATO countries are interested in.” Of course, the NATO states are also in favor of Russia clearing Crimea. “But only as a result of a peace agreement, not as a result of combat operations.” The background is the concern of a further escalation of the conflict.