Russia is forming an army of over 100,000 people, a summer offensive may be possible

Russia is preparing troops of more than 100,000 for a possible summer offensive, believes the commander of the Ground Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Lieutenant General Alexander Pavlyuk

Alexander Pavlyuk
Commander of the Ground Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Alexander Pavlyuk / Kyiv Regional Military Administration, CC BY 4.0 DEED

During the broadcast of a telethon on Friday, Lieutenant General Alexander Pavlyuk, the commander of the Ground Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, expressed concerns regarding the current actions of Russia.

According to him, Russia is actively forming a military group of over 100,000 people. Such a large-scale strengthening of forces may indicate plans for offensive operations already by the beginning of summer.


Pavlyuk emphasized that although the exact intentions of Russia remain unclear, there is a real threat of an offensive.

He also noted that these actions could be not only a preparation for an attack but also a way to replenish the ranks of its troops that have lost combat capability.

The general expressed confidence that the Ukrainian military will do everything possible to inflict maximum damage on the enemy and deplete its resources before the beginning of summer.

Pavlyuk highlighted readiness for various scenarios of events, noting that measures are being taken to minimize the threat from a possible offensive.

Also, the Pentagon expressed concern about the delay in American aid to Ukraine, emphasizing that such delays could worsen the situation in the country, while also acknowledging the courage of Ukrainians in their struggle.


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