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Russia not to start large-scale offensive, it is afraid of NATO

Mykola Malomuzh, the former head of the Foreign Intelligence Service, is sure that Russia will not launch a large-scale offensive.

Mykola Malomuzh, the former head of the Foreign Intelligence Service, believes that Russia has no resources for a full-scale offensive, Joinfo.ua reports citing television channel "112 Ukraine".

"For an attack they need powerful military reserves neither militants nor Russia has. But Russia is now also very dependent on how the international community and especially the countries of the Great Seven and NATO assess the situation. If Russia starts large-scale offensive, NATO will unlock its neutrality and start its strong international confrontation scenario. Russia understands it and is afraid because it does not have such resources now," said Malomuzh.

He also says that Ukraine does not have powerful resources in today's "hot" spots as well.

"We do not have powerful forces at these points – Shyrokine, Avdiivka, Pisky, which could provide decent defense, fight back and create those structures that could provide safe shelter to our soldiers," said Malomuzh.