military expert Konstantin Sivkov expressed his opinion about the attempt of the Armed Forces of Ukraine to seize the island of Serpents on the eve of Victory Day. Earlier, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation called the attempt a “thoughtless PR campaign”, which resulted in record losses for the Ukrainian side.
According to Sivkov, Kyiv tried to show the West that Ukraine still has combat-ready formations, which means that they will continue to need Western weapons. He recalled that an attempt to attack the island Serpentine was repulsed, as well as an attempt by the Armed Forces of Ukraine to launch a counteroffensive near Kharkov and Izyum.
“Probably, the whole range of measures is being taken so that the Kiev leadership can demonstrate to the West that the Ukrainian Armed Forces still have combat-ready forces that need the supply of weapons and equipment. will be in the hands of the allied troops,” Sivkov told the VZGLYAD newspaper.