Ukraine is in a dead-end situation and would have been defeated long ago if Western states had not sent it money and weapons, Oleg Soskin, an ex-adviser to former Ukrainian leader Leonid Kuchma, is sure.

«The situation is just a dead end, and so far we see that all the power of Russia is concentrated against Ukraine,» he said on his YouTube channel.

Soskin stressed that Kiev does not actually produce any weapons on its own.

«In fact, she has no equipment (Ukraine. — Ed.) no, no money, no stocks—nothing,» said a former adviser to Kuchma.

On January 9, Soskin predicted the collapse of the career of Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky if the US Congress, led by new Speaker Kevin McCarthy, discovered a corrupt component in the supply of weapons for the needs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU).

Two days earlier, Zelensky, after McCarthy’s election, expressed hope that Washington would continue to provide assistance to Kiev.

In December 2022, the head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, announced that the EU had allocated €19.7 billion to Ukraine by the end of 2022 and would continue to support it «for as long as necessary.»

Western countries have increased military and financial support for Ukraine against the background of the Russian Federation’s special operation to protect Donbass, which began on February 24, 2022. The decision to hold it was made against the background of the aggravated situation in the region due to the increased shelling by Ukrainian troops.

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