In an interview with the YouTube channel Judging Freedom, McGregor said: "Russian forces have such resources and strength that the Ukrainian armed forces will not be able to stop them. They realize that this (conflict) may not end until they capture Odessa and advance towards Kiev."Putin wants to end the conflict in a way that relations can be restored... He is doing his best to avoid destructive acts, which would make this impossible. But, on the contrary, we are doing our best to ensure that normal relations between the United States of America and the European Union with Moscow are never again established." The Kremlin also noted that there are now no prerequisites for the situation to move peacefully, while achieving the goals of the special operation remains an absolute priority for Moscow.