In an interview with the newspaper “Voice of Ukraine” the chief of the General staff of the armed forces of Ukraine Viktor Muzhenko said that the calculations of the military in 10 days possible large-scale war with Russia, the total losses of the Ukrainian army can be up to 10-12 thousand. That’s four times more than the official number of deaths of security forces during the military operations in the Donbass, the words Muzhenko.
He also said that the Ukrainian army is able to occupy the territory of the breakaway republics of Donbass “under the condition that the borders will be closed if it does not receive weapons from Russia.” “We must not forget that our approach can be a catalyst for aggression,” — said the head of the General staff.
According Muzhenko, “the war will end after the victory of Ukraine.”
A native of Zhytomyr region Viktor Muzhenko headed the General staff of the Ukrainian army in July 2014. Before fleeing President Viktor Yanukovych of Ukraine Muzhenko was a Deputy of Zhytomyr regional Council from Party of regions.
In August, the Investigative Committee of Russia (TFR) has instituted against Muzhenko criminal case. In Russia he is suspected of committing crimes under article 356 of the Russian criminal code (use of prohibited means and methods of warfare). In the TFR believe that sighting shelling of civilian infrastructure with the use of heavy weapons was carried out including by order of Murzenko. Other defendants in the case — the Minister of defence of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak commander of the National guard Yuriy Alleron.