Today, some Western politicians are predicting a "protracted war" in Ukraine, but in reality this is not beneficial to the world or Ukrainians.

Zavitnevich talked about this in an interview with RBC-Ukraine.

"Analysts who talk about a protracted war are starting to compare the available information. In my opinion, it is not beneficial for us and the world," Zavitnevich noted.

He added that Russia certainly has plans for both mobilization and further military actions, but it is more important to make efforts to liberate the occupied Ukrainian territories.

It will be recalled that earlier the Russian dictator Vladimir Putin began promoting the narrative of a "protracted war" in Ukraine.

According to political scientist Volodymyr Fesenko, in this way Putin is trying to blackmail the West in order to induce negotiations.

After that, the protracted war was talked about in Ukraine as well.

Thus, General of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and ex-Deputy Secretary of the National Security Council Serhiy Krivonos stated that Ukraine needs to prepare for a protracted war, because hostilities will not end in February or March of next year.

Prime Minister of Sweden Ulf Kristersson also shares this opinion.

According to him, Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine may turn into a protracted war, but time is completely on Kyiv's side.