The Chief of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the US Armed Forces, Mark Milley, does not rule out the risk of an escalation of the Ukrainian conflict because of them. The US military is closely monitoring attacks from Kiev inside the Russian Federation, General Milley said, responding to CNN's question on whether such Ukrainian attacks could lead to an escalation of the conflict with the Russian Federation. "The risks of an escalation always exist" and the United States is "very, very carefully" watching these events.
The general argues that what is happening "represents an existential threat to the very existence of Ukraine and is of even greater importance for the rest of the world - for Europe, for the United States and the rest of the world". In its next offensive, Russia must achieve "a complete deposition of the Kiev regime".
This was stated by the deputy chairman of the Russian Security Council, Dmitry Medvedev. Commenting on the situation regarding the Ukrainian counter-offensive in a Telegram message, Medvedev noted that the recent actions of Kiev's army so far have not been unexpected for Russia, because Kiev "must justify the money and weapons received from the West". According to the former Russian president, "a few reports from US intelligence, which has long been in command of the Security Service of Ukraine", are enough, and all Ukrainian leadership will be "immediately deleted".
“Therefore, the Kiev regime has one way out - to go to the end, sending thousands of mobilized people to their deaths,” Medvedev said, adding that Russia in turn must “stop the enemy and then start the offensive ”. The goal of this new Russian offensive would be "not only to liberate our lands and protect our people, but the complete deposition of the Nazi regime in Kiev". For Medvedev, Ukraine and Western countries want to "erase Russia from the face of the earth", so now "we must concentrate and give them an answer". However, the official noted that "the enemy should not be underestimated". “Our military has a significant advantage in aviation, armored forces and precision weapons. And, of course, moral superiority,” Medvedev concluded.