Retired four-star US military Gen. Jack Keane mentioned Sunday he believes Ukrainians have an excellent probability of defeating Russia — whereas claiming the White Home has been encouraging Ukraine to “make a deal’’ with Moscow to finish the battle.
“Ukrainians [can] truly … win,” mentioned Keane, talking on John Catsimatidis’s WABC radio present.
However “I believe we’re very a lot at battle. It’s going to proceed for a while,” he mentioned.
Keane added that an “wonderful supply” advised 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 navy. They’re truly conducting restricted counterattacks and taking territory again. The [Russian] floor assault has stalled. They nonetheless haven’t taken a significant metropolis,” he mentioned, assessing the Russians’ present navy place.
He steered that the US and NATO undertake the mindset that Ukraine can beat the Russians and help them of their battle.
“Folks within the administration wish to finish it, versus win it. There is a chance right here that we actually ought to really benefit from for the sake of the Ukrainian individuals and the Ukrainian navy that has fought so valiantly,” the previous normal mentioned.
His feedback got here as Biden completed up a go to to Europe the place he pressed NATO allies to stay united in standing towards Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine.
In Biden’s speech a month after the invasion began, the president mentioned Putin won’t prevail so long as Europe is unified towards him and the Ukrainian individuals proceed to battle again.