Putin is preparing for a protracted war in Ukraine

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The Russian president wants to transfer the war beyond Donbas to Transnistria, the US intelligence chief Avril Haynes in a statement to the press.

She also said that Putin would imposes martial law on Russiain order to step up its military efforts and that Moscow could use nuclear weapons in the event of an existential threat.

According to Haynes, Russia preparing for a long conflict in Ukraine and a Russian victory in Donbass in eastern Ukraine may not end the war.

“We believe that President Putin is preparing for a protracted war in Ukraine during which he still intends to achieve goals beyond Donbas.”Haynes told lawmakers.

He added that Putin expected the West’s resolve to weaken over time.

Source: ΑΠΕ-ΜΠΕ

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