Ukraine War Updates: Vladimir Putin is gearing up for a protracted war in Ukraine, with US intelligence warning that even a victory in the east may not be enough to stop the conflict.The warning comes as Russia attempts to expand its territories in the east.After Ukraine withstood attempts to conquer its capital, Kyiv, Moscow refocused its forces on taking the Donbas area.However, according to US intelligence, its forces are stuck in a stalemate.
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Mr Putin’s plans “do not match Russia’s present conventional military capabilities,” said Avril Haines, director of national intelligence, at a US Senate committee hearing on Tuesday.She went on to say that Putin was “likely” depending on US and EU backing for Ukraine to dwindle as inflation, food shortages, and energy prices worsened.As the war drags, Russian President Vladimir Putin may “resort to “serious measures,” but only if he believes Russia is under a “existential threat,” he said.
The Russians and the Ukrainians were “at a bit of a standstill,” said Defense Intelligence Agency Director Scott Berrier at the same session.Ukraine claims to have retaken four villages in the northeastern Kharkiv region during the most recent battle.Ukraine’s military forces claimed to have reclaimed Cherkasy Tyshky, Ruski Tyshky, Rubizhne, and Bayrak from Russia.
President Volodymyr Zelenskiy stated that Ukrainian victories were progressively pushing Russian forces out of Kharkiv, which has been bombarded since the conflict began.He did say, though, that Ukrainians “should not create an environment of extreme moral pressure, where triumphs are anticipated monthly, if not daily.”
As the war for control of the area rages in the city of Izyum, 44 people’ remains have been discovered in the wreckage of a collapsed building.The fivestory structure collapsed in March as inhabitants sought refuge in the basement from Russian shelling, but rescuers have only recently arrived.
Izyum is the gateway to Donbass, located southeast of Kharkiv. Forests and rivers surround it, creating a natural stronghold Hundreds of Ukrainian forces are holed up in underground tunnels and bunkers, surrounded by Russian troops, at the massive Azovstal steelworks, where the decisive struggle for Mariupol is being conducted.
Capturing Mariupol is a significant military goal for Moscow, since it would give it control of one of Ukraine’s most important ports, as well as easy access to the rest of the region.Missiles impacted multiple buildings in the port city of Odesa overnight, shaking surrounding homes. Ukraine’s armed forces reported one person dead and five persons injured.