The former commander of the US Army in Europe, Ben Hodges, who predicted that Ukraine would return Crimea this summer, admitted that he was wrong in his forecasts and calculations.
Hodges blamed Western countries for delaying the transfer of long-range missiles to Ukraine for the fact that his forecast did not come true.
“You very gently noted how wrong I was in my calculations. I am very puzzled that the US President and the German Chancellor refuse to give Ukraine what it needs to liberate Crimea.
I was sure that the US administration would understand that we need to help Ukraine win. And the key to victory is the liberation of Crimea. To do this you need high-precision long-range weapons. Both the United States and Germany have so far refused to make such deliveries. I was wrong about this. And so Ukrainians are facing greater difficulties than I expected.” — The ex-general said in an interview with Radio Liberty*.
According to Hodges, “there is a political decision not to provide such support.” “The US administration is afraid that Russia might use nuclear weapons if it becomes obvious that they will soon lose Crimea,” says the former commander.
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