On Wednesday, February 9, Russian President Vladimir Putin was warned by the Ukrainian general that his troops “will fight to the last breath” to defend the sovereignty of Kiev. Ukrainian General Oleksandr Syrskyi has warned that if a Russian invasion event occurs, it will not be “just a walk in the park” for Russian soldiers, Sky News reported. Syrskyi said his soldiers were beginning a series of military exercises in northern Ukraine, along the border with Moscow’s ally Belarus, where Russian forces have concentrated and held joint military exercises with the Belarusian forces.
The 56-year-old Ukrainian general claimed that Kyiv soldiers will also soon begin military training in southern Kyiv and the exercises will test new weapons delivered by the United States and the United Kingdom. The military exercises will focus on preparing Ukrainian troops for air assaults. When asked if he had a particular message for the Russian soldiers concentrated on the border, General Syrskyi replied Sky News“The Armed Forces of Ukraine are ready. We are capable and we will not give up a single meter of Ukrainian land without a fight.” He further issued a warning saying: “This [armed conflict] won’t be a simple walk in the park if they [Russian soldiers] decide to carry out a full-scale invasion.
“This is a warning…we will make sure to fight to the last breath for every meter of Ukrainian land,” Ukrainian General Oleksandr Syrskyi said in his remarks to Sky News. “I have confidence in the Ukrainian military. I have confidence in our armed forces and I have confidence in our victory,” he added.
About 140,000 Russian soldiers on the border with Kiev
Ukrainian General Oleksandr Syrskyi informed that Russian forces on the border with Kiev are estimated at 120,000, but in recent weeks this figure has increased to 140,000 soldiers, including air force and military personnel. Marine. Russia has deployed offensive weapons systems, about 125,000 troops, battle tanks, self-propelled howitzers, infantry fighting vehicles, multiple rocket launcher systems, Iskander short-range ballistic missile systems and towed artillery, within striking distance of Ukraine. It was reported earlier that in an effort to put up a bitter fight against invading forces from Moscow, Ukraine mobilized hundreds of thousands of civilians from an abandoned Soviet-era asphalt factory to train them. militarily. Ukrainian civilians have been moved to army reserves for military training to counter troops gathered by its Soviet-era neighbor, according to multiple reports on the ground.