Retired four-star US army Gen. Jack Keane stated Sunday he believes Ukrainians have a great probability of defeating Russia — whereas claiming the White House has been encouraging Ukraine to “make a deal’’ with Moscow to finish the battle.
“Ukrainians [can] actually … win,” stated Keane, talking on John Catsimatidis’s WABC radio present.
But “I think we’re very much at war. It’s going to continue for some time,” he stated.
Keane added that an “excellent source” informed him President Biden’s administration has been encouraging Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to “make a deal” with the Russians, which he referred to as “shameful.” His declare has not been independently verified.
“The Russians have been fought to a standstill by the Ukrainian military. They are actually conducting limited counterattacks and taking territory back. The [Russian] ground attack has stalled. They still haven’t taken a major city,” he stated, assessing the Russians’ present navy position.
He urged that the US and NATO undertake the mindset that Ukraine can beat the Russians and help them of their combat.
“People in the administration want to end it, as opposed to win it. There is an opportunity here that we really should truly take advantage of for the sake of the Ukrainian people and the Ukrainian military that has fought so valiantly,” the previous general stated.
His feedback got here as Biden completed up a go to to Europe the place he pressed NATO allies to stay united in standing in opposition to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine.
In Biden’s speech a month after the invasion began, the president stated Putin won’t prevail so long as Europe is unified in opposition to him and the Ukrainian individuals proceed to combat again.