Ukraine’s defense minister says he believes the war will end ‘this year’
In an interview given at German tabloid Picture, Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov says he believes in “a chance to end this war this year with our victory”. “I mean it seriously, I know a lot of things and that makes me optimistic. An optimist is an informed realist,” he adds. According to him, Russian losses on the battlefield amount to 600 killed or wounded per day. However, he refuses to communicate on the Ukrainian losses: “It’s war, we have losses, we have dead and wounded, but it is significantly less than the Russian losses.”
As for possible peace talks, Oleksii Reznikov indicates, categorically: “we would not negotiate with the current head of the Kremlin”.