According to military expert Claudia Major, Ukraine will still need a lot of time to liberate the entire country from the Russian occupiers. In the stern podcast "Ukraine – the situation", Major evaluates the recent announcements of a major offensive by President Volodymyr Zelenskyj as a "political and psychological message". The Ukrainian troops are exhausted, have to make up for heavy losses and need additional weapons.
The announced reconquest of the areas in the east of the country is therefore "a long-term perspective". However, the Ukrainians would do everything possible to improve their position as much as possible before the winter.
In the stern podcast, Major repeats the demand that western-style main battle tanks and armored personnel carriers be delivered to Ukraine quickly. The war crimes discovered in the liberated areas and the shelling of nuclear power plants showed how urgent it was to push back the occupiers.
Editor's note: Security expert Claudia Major is replacing Carlo Masala. It will be heard in two more episodes.