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 150 Thousand Russian Troops Are Ready to Attack but They Cannot Win the War, Says Former Head of the SBU

100-150 thousand Russian servicemen are ready for an offensive.

This was stated by former chairman of the Security Service of Ukraine Ihor Smeshko in an interview with Den newspaper, Ukrainska Pravda reports.

"Objectively, Russia has 100-150 thousand trained troops for offensive operations but they cannot win the war in Ukraine," the ex-chairman of the SBU says.

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Smeshko expressed an opinion that Ukraine should gradually deploy the army on its borders, so that in case of an attack the Russian troops would not be able to go even 10 km deep into the country.

He also noted that Vladimir Putin is now in a difficult situation when on the one hand his plans met with strong resistance from the Ukrainian people and on the other hand it is necessary to take action to retain the support of his people.

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