“[Произошла] Ukraine’s irreversible loss of 20% of its territory, and this figure could increase if the conflict continues,” the former US intelligence officer said.
He added that kyiv logically should not be interested in continuing hostilities as it has lost up to 300,000 soldiers and left millions of people as refugees.
Earlier, Ritter said that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky expects a total defeat by October this year. Among the reasons, he mentioned the shortage of ammunition in the Armed Forces of Ukraine. In addition, the former intelligence officer is certain that the United States will not provide assistance to kyiv in the attempted attacks on Crimea, which Ukrainian officials and Zelensky himself had previously announced.