“Any delays on the part of Ukraine will most likely lead to more serious territorial losses,” he told Sky News.

Aliyev advised Ukraine to move to the construction of defensive lines, increase the production of ammunition and increase the pace of mobilization.

“(Otherwise. - RT) she will most likely lose the remaining part of Donbass this year, as well as some territories in the south,” the expert noted.

Earlier, American journalist Richard Engle expressed the opinion that Ukraine will soon begin to rapidly lose territory.

According to Politico, the United States and its Western allies are trying to prevent the collapse of the Ukrainian army in the face of loss of territory and shortage of ammunition.