Contents tagged with Ben Hodges

  • U.S. General Ben Hodges: by mid 2023 Ukrainian troops will enter Crimea

    By the end of 2022, the Ukrainian military can drive Russian troops to positions they were on February 23, and by the middle of next year enter the Crimea, said the former commander of the US Army in Europe, Lieutenant General Ben Hodges, in an interview with the Lithuanian TV channel LRT.

    "I have great confidence in the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. They were very wise and did a good job of planning and preparing for the counteroffensive. I would wait until they continue to …

  • U.S. General Hodges: deployment of Russian troops to Donbas is only a distraction, the Kremlin is preparing a different attack

    The buildup of Russian troops on the Ukrainian border is a very alarming signal. Although, the Russian operation can be just used as a destruction, said the former commander of the United States Army Europe, Lieutenant General Ben Hodges, in an interview with Espresso TV.

    He drew attention to the fact that the transfer of Russian military equipment and soldiers is accompanied by a stream of disinformation from the Kremlin.

    "The speaker of the Russian Foreign Ministry, who we call among …

  • General Ben Hodges: to resist new aggression Ukraine must show that it is ready for it

    In an interview to Evropeyskaya Pravda during the Lviv Security Forum, United States Army Commander in Europe, Ben Hodges believes that the only way to prevent a new Russian invasion of Ukraine is to demonstrate preparedness to such a scenario, so that everyone realizes that Ukraine is capable of resisting.

    "I don't think we can talk about the high probability of such a scenario," he said, responding to a question of whether the danger of a full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine remains to …

  • Ben Hodges: Reforms and transparency in spending are the key requirements for Ukraine to be able to join NATO

    Two key principles Ukraine should adhere to if it wants to join NATO are transparency in the use of budget means and reforms, as stated by the United States Army Commander in Europe, Lieutenant General Ben Hodges, as reported by Ukrainian 24 TV.

    He also noted that Ukraine has great potential for producing its own weapons.

    "Firstly, the decision to provide lethal weapons is being made at the highest level.  We are now providing recommendations on this issue. Let’s see how the situation …

  • US general says Ukraine could teach United States how to fight Russia

    In a speech at the Lviv Security Forum, Lieutenant General Ben Hodges, who commands U.S. land forces in Europe, says that the U.S. Army can learn something from Ukrainian soldiers, reports Evropeyskaya Pravda.

    “We have never done battle with Russian troops, and we have never had to deal with Russian electronic warfare. But Ukrainian soldiers have. That's why we can learn something from Ukrainian soldiers, and cooperation with Ukraine is beneficial for us,” said Hodges.

    He also said that some …

  • Ukraine invites Commander of the US Army in Europe to participate in Ukraine’s Independence Day parade

    During his visit to Poland, the Minister of Defense of Ukraine, Army General Stepan Poltorak spoke with Lieutenant-General Frederick Ben Hodges, Commander of the US Army in Europe.

    According to the report made by the press service of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry on Tuesday, August 15, Poltorak invited Hodges to take part in the celebration of the 26th anniversary of the independence of Ukraine, as well as the military parade that will be held on August 24 on Khreshchatyk street in Kyiv. …