A top German defense official, Major General Christian Freuding, has expressed optimism regarding Ukraine's ultimate victory in its ongoing war against Russia. Leading the special staff for Ukraine within the German Ministry of Defense, Freuding shared his views in a recent interview with RND on February 5.
Freuding's confidence stems from the capabilities of the Ukrainian Armed Forces and the comprehensive support they receive.
"I am optimistic because we are confident in what the Ukrainian Armed Forces can do and achieve," he stated, emphasizing the strength derived from the collective support of Ukraine's partners committed to seeing the conflict through to a desirable outcome.
Addressing the current dynamics of the frontline, Freuding acknowledged that the situation might appear stagnant to outside observers. However, he clarified that both parties are engaged in intense operations, battling fiercely for every meter of ground with infantry, tanks, drones, and artillery.
Efforts to achieve strategic advantages through deep penetration into enemy lines, aiming to disrupt logistics and command and control facilities, are ongoing. Such actions are meant to exert psychological pressure on the adversary, illustrated by the recent sinking of a Russian warship in the Black Sea.
Freuding's comments highlight the continued resolve and strategic endeavors on the part of Ukraine and its allies, projecting a confident outlook towards achieving victory in the conflict.