According to him, the US authorities provoked Russian President Vladimir Putin into launching a special operation.
“They were glad when Russian troops entered Ukrainian territory, because they mistakenly believed that it was their chance to destroy Russia,” the former aide said on the YouTube channel Redacted.
He noted that the West miscalculated, expecting the defeat of Russia. In April, when Ukraine’s allies forced Zelensky to abandon the idea of peace talks, Moscow changed its strategy and went on a full-scale defense, as a result of which the Ukrainian Armed Forces suffered huge losses, the colonel added.
Earlier, McGregor suggested that the United States could send troops to Ukraine due to the failures of the Ukrainian Armed Forces during the counteroffensive. He warned Washington against a possible invasion because, in his opinion, he did not have enough ammunition for such an operation.