VLADIMIR Putin would have just 10 days to win the war in Ukraine before his forces collapse, defense experts have claimed.
The Russian tyrant expected a quick victory when he ordered the invasion on February 23, but his forces met stiff resistance, with 150 Kremlin troops killed overnight in Mariupol.
Ukraine claims to have killed around 13,500 Russian soldiers and destroyed a large amount of equipment.
The country’s president, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, claimed overnight that “hundreds” of Russian helicopters and tanks had been destroyed in the fighting.
At least 12 senior commanders, including three generals, are among the dead last killed a top spy commander.
Now both a senior British defense source and the former commander of US forces are saying the game could soon be over for Russia.
“Ukraine has Russia on the run,” the source told the Daily Mail.
“He’s running out of manpower and energy. As long as we keep pushing, they have 10-14 days to peak
“Then Ukraine’s power of resistance should be greater than Russia’s attack power.”
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Meanwhile, retired US Army General Ben Hodges has predicted that if Ukraine can hold out that long, Russian forces will not be able to resume their attack on Ukraine in 10 days.
The former commander of United States Army Europe For three years, three main shortcomings holding the Russian military back have been highlighted.
“Russia’s decision to go to a war of attrition – they’re destroying cities, throwing civilians out in fear of being murdered – they need three things to make that happen,” General Hodges said said MSNBC.
“And they don’t have those three things. They don’t have the time, they don’t have the manpower and I don’t think they have the ammunition.
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“That means they can’t continue the attack.”
He said the West must “accelerate the deployment of the capabilities Ukrainians need to destroy Russian long-range artillery, rocket launchers and missile sites.”
“So it’s actually kind of a race. If we give the Ukrainians enough where they can outlast Russia until Russia peaks, then my guess is about 10 days unless something dramatically different happens.”
Russian troops continue to bombard Ukrainian cities from the air and with artillery.
Moscow’s forces have made advances in the south, and the Defense Ministry said it is now occupying the Kherson region, the first major city to fall into Russian hands.
But in the southern city of Mariupol, the Russians lost 150 soldiers, as well as tanks and armored personnel carriers, Ukraine’s Defense Ministry said.
There were also reports that some members of the Russian armed forces were refusing to obey orders.
Mariupol is experiencing the country’s worst humanitarian crisis, with residents struggling to access food and essential supplies, but it remains under Ukrainian control.
A series of powerful explosions rocked Kyiv early Tuesday as talks between Ukraine and Russia were set to resume.
At least three large explosions were heard in the center of the capital, with a column of smoke rising.
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