Director of National Intelligence Avril Haynes said that the Russian “Fuhrer” Vladimir Putin did not give up the idea to seize most of the territory of Ukraine by military means.
Therefore, according to her, the speedy resolution of the military conflict “remains rather gloomy.”
Writes about it Reuters.
“We are still in a situation where we consider Putin and believe that he has essentially the same political goals that he had before, that is, he wants to take over most of Ukraine,” she said.
In addition, US intelligence has developed three possible scenarios for the further development of the war in Ukraine in the short term. In particular,
- The most likely scenario is mired conflict, under which Putin will achieve only a minor occupation of the regions of Ukraine.
- The second scenario is a large-scale breakthrough by Russia.
- The third is the successful stabilization of the front line of the Armed Forces of Ukraine with possible, but insignificant successes in the Kherson region and other settlements in southern Ukraine.
“In short, the situation looks pretty bleak,” summed up the Director of National Intelligence of the United States.
Recall that at the NATO summit in Madrid, the leaders of the Alliance member countries adopted a new Strategic Concept, which for the first time since the Cold War defines Russia “the most significant and immediate threat allied security.”