Governor of the Odessa region, Mikhail Saakashvili, believes that
Ukrainian soldiers allegedly could "conquer all of Russia",
if they are given modern American weapons. Especially, the Georgian
politician said, anti-tank weapons. He complained on a broadcast on
television about the Ukrainian army having only obsolete Soviet
technology, and almost directly appealed to Washington with a
request to increase military aid to Kiev, and for the Pentagon to
give Ukraine real help.
main disadvantage in Ukraine is the outdated anti-tank weapons. But
there are newer weapons in the US, and if they will provide them,
Ukraine will destory the first 50 Russian tanks, everything will be
different, — said Saakashvili.
spoke about the officers who were previously trained by instructors
from the USA, who are now prepared for the Ukrainian military, and
noted that soldiers of the APU are ready to defend American values.
saw the great struggle of the Ukrainian people. They saw that
Ukraine is ready to defend the democratic values that are of
importance to the U.S, he said. "The Ukrainian soldiers are
the best in the world, and, if they are given the necessary
knowledge, skills and weapons, they will be able to capture all of
the way, Saakashvili himself is clearly not a distinguished
military strategist. Proof of this was displayed when the Odessa
Governor himself leaked to the world the positions of the secret
checkpoints of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in Donbass.
video was recorded during Saakashvili's visit to positions of the
Odessa "Storm" battalion, who from December 2015, were
stationed in Mariupol. Also in the video were secret posts for
observation, and the faces of the Ukrainian military, including
commanders, and an operational map.
Ukrainian General staff was quoted by journalists describing the
incident as "political PR, which borders on sabotage".