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Zelenskyy's office names two problems, creating incentives for Russia

Zelenskyy's office names two problems, creating incentives for Russia Photo: adviser to the head of the Office of the President Mykhailo Podolyak (Vitaly Nosach, RBC-Ukraine)

Currently, there are two main issues that add incentives to Russia in the war against Ukraine, according to the X account of Mykhailo Podolyak, an advisor to the head of the Presidential Office.

"There are currently two key problems. Both clearly incentivize Russia... to continue exerting pressure," he wrote.

The first problem

Podolyak identifies the artificial arms shortage experienced by Ukraine as the first problem, primarily created by the gap between allies' words and their logistical unwillingness to address the issue.

"There are several reasons for this. There is also a significant gap between flashy words about sanctions and increasing segmented trade with the Russian Federation, allowing it to have a stable military resource," he explained.

The second problem

According to Podolyak, the second problem is the constant detailed reports that Russia is pushing in one direction or another, conducting large-scale concentrations and intensifying attacks, and that it has local advantages, all with a "maximum depressive and doomed undertone, maximum demoralizing effect."

"They do this not only on Western media platforms but also on the internal (military-analytical) market. Knowledge of the operational situation, understanding what and how to change/improve/react requires mandatory broadcasting and the destruction of society's mental state?" he rhetorically asks.