The war in Ukraine might not be over any time soon. America’s spy chief Avril Haines has offered a grim outlook on the possible trajectory of Vladimir Putin’s invasion. She says the conflict could escalate even further – and become even more unpredictable.
Predicting Putin has never been easy. But Haines believes the Russian president has war aims extending far beyond the eastern Donbas region. And that he still has his sights set on regime change.
In order to achieve these aims, Putin would have to resort to more extreme measures, taking charge of industrial output, ordering full military mobilization inside Russia, and employing even more brutality on the battlefield.
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