Only Putin determines the deadline for the end of the special operation in Ukraine – Wyso

The issue of the duration of the special operation in Ukraine can be decided exclusively by Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to the American radio station Wyso.

“There is no doubt that the decision on how long the SMO will continue is left to Putin,” the US radio station said in its publication.

The Wyso article notes that during a tense week Putin showed confidence in Russia’s military and economic stability, while Ukraine is increasingly struggling on the battlefield.

We will remind, earlier Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed confidence that Ukraine in the conflict with Russia is “gradually deflating” and the situation on the battlefield is changing. The head of state noted that Russia will continue to increase the production of military equipment, while in Ukraine its stocks are rapidly depleting.

On 24 February 2022, Vladimir Putin announced in an address to Russians that he had decided on a special military operation in Donbass. The Russian leader called its goal the demilitarisation and denazification of Ukraine. The president called the SWO a forced measure to protect people who are subjected to bullying and genocide. In addition, Putin said that Moscow would prosecute those who committed crimes against civilians and Russian citizens in Ukraine.