British intelligence chief gives disappointing prognosis for war in Ukraine

    WORLD  13 August 2022 - 12:37

    British military intelligence chief Lieutenant General Jim Hockenhull believes Russia's war with Ukraine will be long.

    "Russia is сlearly trying to regain strength after significant losses. It also has to redeploy part of its troops from Donbas to the South, where the occupiers are under significant pressure from Ukrainian forces in and around Kherson," RBC-Ukraine quotes him as saying.

    But General Hockenhull believes that it is impossible to expect decisive shifts in the South in the coming months.

    He says he understands Ukraine's desire to regain territory adding that "there will be counterattacks". He does not believe that both sides will resort to decisive action this year.

    Hockenhull stressed that at the beginning of the full-scale invasion, the strength of Western unity and Ukrainian resistance exceeded all expectations, as did the failures of the Russian armed forces, whose command, control, and logistics were "poor."

    According to him, there is a lack of trust between Russia's political and military classes. He is surprised that Moscow is facing all these problems at the same time.

    The head of British military intelligence said that he was keeping a close eye on the possible use of nuclear weapons by Russia.

    However, he believes that this is unlikely, and the likelihood of use could change if the dynamics on the battlefield change.

    Caliber.Az




Read also

ISW: Russia’s use of Iranian drones not generating asymmetric effects on battlefields

07 October 2022 - 09:45

Zelensky urges NATO to launch "preemptive strikes" on Russia

07 October 2022 - 09:30

EU bans all transactions with crypto assets for Russian citizens

07 October 2022 - 09:40

Germany, Spain ratchet up pressure on Macron over proposed gas pipeline

07 October 2022 - 09:00

Swiss pursue home-grown energy panacea

06 October 2022 - 17:40

Malaysia PM Ismail raises prospect of early election

07 October 2022 - 08:31
ADVERTS
Latest news

    ISW: Russia’s use of Iranian drones not generating asymmetric effects on battlefields

    07 October 2022 - 09:45

    EU bans all transactions with crypto assets for Russian citizens

    07 October 2022 - 09:40

    Zelensky urges NATO to launch "preemptive strikes" on Russia

    07 October 2022 - 09:30

    Armenia recognizes Azerbaijan’s territorial integrity

    07 October 2022 - 09:23

    Gurbanov: We have won important victory

    07 October 2022 - 09:20

    Official: NATO support tnormalisation of relations between Azerbaijan, Armenia

    07 October 2022 - 09:10

    Germany, Spain ratchet up pressure on Macron over proposed gas pipeline

    07 October 2022 - 09:00

    Malaysia PM Ismail raises prospect of early election

    07 October 2022 - 08:31

    BYD keeps No.2 rank in global EV battery market

    07 October 2022 - 08:03

    Qarabağ FK stuns Olympiacos in Greece with brilliant performance

    07 October 2022 - 07:41

    UK's top 10 baby names revealed: Who's in and who's out?

    07 October 2022 - 07:30

    Three in four Americans say US should support Ukraine despite Russian threats

    07 October 2022 - 07:02

    Gunmen kill 18 in attack on city hall in southern Mexico

    07 October 2022 - 06:29

    Renewables meet 100% increase in global power demand

    07 October 2022 - 06:00

    US could ease Venezuela sanctions, allow Chevron to pump oil: WSJ

    07 October 2022 - 05:30

    EU diplomat reveals date for launching military training mission for Ukraine military

    07 October 2022 - 05:00

    Germany introduces new COVID rules amidst rising infections in colder months

    07 October 2022 - 04:30

    International Space Station to have first Native American woman austronaut

    07 October 2022 - 04:00

    Should China expect nuclear test by N. Korea during critical congress?

    Opinion by Al Jazeera

    07 October 2022 - 03:30

    Humans have new rival in french fries making: robots

    07 October 2022 - 03:00

    Growing inflation threatens legendary Spanish restaurant menu

    07 October 2022 - 02:30

    DNA findings reveal original location of first people calling themselves English

    07 October 2022 - 02:00

    President Aliyev: "This will close the page of war and enmity"

    07 October 2022 - 01:46

    Azerbaijani President: "The European Union is a very important partner for us"

    Full text of interview with Azerbaijani TV channels

    07 October 2022 - 01:36

    Ukrainian "surrender hotline" busy with calls from thousands of Russians, says Ukraine

    07 October 2022 - 01:30

    SpaceX rocket delivers 52 more Starlink internet satellites into orbit

    07 October 2022 - 01:00

    Azerbaijani President: Peace treaty with Armenia can be signed by end of this year

    07 October 2022 - 00:50

    American tourist ruins two sculptures in the Vatican

    07 October 2022 - 00:32

    Uganda president sorry for son's threat to invade Kenya

    07 October 2022 - 00:01

    Spain passes law to bring "justice" to Franco-era victims

    06 October 2022 - 23:30

    Olympiacos fans attack Qarabağ FK's supporters

    VIDEO

    06 October 2022 - 23:27

    Erdogan: I believe we can achieve our goal of full normalisation with Armenia

    PHOTO/UPDATED

    06 October 2022 - 23:09

    President: Whole world community now clearly understands that Karabakh is Azerbaijan!

    06 October 2022 - 23:02

    Vatican cardinal seems to compare German church reform plans to Nazi theology

    06 October 2022 - 23:00

    President Aliyev: This year Azerbaijan to increase gas exports to Europe by about 30-40%

    06 October 2022 - 22:52

    Ilham Aliyev: Armenian terror against Azerbaijan continues

    06 October 2022 - 22:39

    Ukraine wins back territory, support, but Russia to test West's resolve again

    06 October 2022 - 22:33

    President Aliyev: We highly appreciate invitation of Azerbaijan to this event

    06 October 2022 - 22:31

    Ilham Aliyev: Greater part of agreement with EU has already been agreed

    06 October 2022 - 22:09

    Oscar-winning actor to stand trial on New York sex abuse claim

    06 October 2022 - 22:00

    President Aliyev: In any case, peace process has already gained momentum

    UPDATED

    06 October 2022 - 21:54

    Nigerian oil export terminal has theft line into sea

    06 October 2022 - 21:30

    Leaders of Azerbaijan, EU, France, Armenia meet in Prague

    PHOTO/UPDATED

    06 October 2022 - 20:44

    Resettlement to Shusha to begin in late 2023

    06 October 2022 - 20:20

    Turkish minister says TANAP’s capacity to be doubled

    06 October 2022 - 20:05

All news