That's according to Vadym Skibitskyi, a representative of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry, reads a statement posted on the agency's website, Ukrinform reports.
"Russian President Vladimir Putin consulted for a long time with the Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Federation, Valery Gerasimov, and the minister of defense of the aggressor country, Sergei Shoigu, before the invasion and postponed the offensive three times. According to our information, the offensive was last postponed in mid-February. The FSB pushed Gerasimov to invade. The Russians were sure that they had conducted sufficient preparation, because they had invested huge resources in it," Skibitskyi said.
At the same time, the General Staff of the Russian Federation seriously miscalculated the assessment of the situation, since the Russian military units were provided with food, ammunition and fuel for only three days. In addition, Ukrainian intelligence received a lot of information from local residents who reported on "how many occupiers stay in each settlement and in which building they are."