The ambassador spoke about the shift of the front line in Ukraine towards the West and about Kyiv's difficulties in finding resources for its military machine. At the same time, Russia, according to the diplomat, has survived Western sanctions, and the domestic military-industrial complex has all the necessary capabilities.

The TV channel devoted an article on its website to an analysis of Kelin’s statements, recognizing that he was right on various sensitive aspects of what is happening in Ukraine.

"This is broadly true, give or take some hyperbole, and highlights the dangerous state of Ukraine's military machine," Sky News said in a statement.

Earlier, Kelin noted that Great Britain categorically refuses to discuss with Russia ways out of the conflict in Ukraine.

British Deputy Defense Secretary James Heappie said the Challenger 2 tanks, which were handed over to Kyiv last year, provided “combat capability and effectiveness.”