Ukrainian Presidential Advisor Oleksiy Arestovych attributes his occasionally erroneous analysis of the war to the “terrible idiocy” of Russia’s political and military leadership.

“I actually think they are people with an average mind,” said President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s adviser on Thursday evening, according to a report by the Unian agency. “But then they do something that would never have occurred to me because it’s so stupid.”

Russia recently “scraped together” another 15 combat units to throw them into battle. “In the past five and a half thousand years of military history, no greater idiocy can be found,” said Arestovych. Recently he had not ruled out a new offensive by the Russian army against the Ukrainian capital Kyiv and spoke of a “senseless suicide”.

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