Head of National Intelligence: Putin wants to take over most of Ukraine

Head of National Intelligence: Putin wants to take over most of Ukraine

Chapter National Intelligence: Putin wants to take over most of Ukraine

Director of National Intelligence Avril Haynes (file photo)   Head of National Intelligence: Putin wants to take over most of Ukraine

According to Avril Haynes, Putin's goals in Ukraine have not changed

Russian President Vladimir Putin still wants to take over most of Ukraine, and the picture of war in this country remains “pretty gloomy,” US National Intelligence Director Avril Haynes said on Tuesday. . wants to take over most of Ukraine,” Haynes said, speaking at a conference organized by the Commerce Department.

According to Haynes, US intelligence agencies see three possible scenarios for the development of events in the near future, the most likely of which is a protracted conflict in which Russian troops make only marginal gains but no breakthrough towards Putin's objective.

Other scenarios include a major Russian breakthrough; in the process, Ukraine has been able to stabilize the front line and make some small gains, possibly in the Russian-held Kherson area and elsewhere in southern Ukraine.

“The picture remains rather bleak,” Haynes said.