Live updates: Russia’s war in Ukraine


Ukrainian intelligence officials said He thinks fighting in eastern Ukraine will intensify in the coming months. Because of the goals of President Vladimir Russia’s Putin is “Capture the Donbass by March.”

“We expect the event to be very active in the months of February-March. Putin’s task is to seize Donbas by March,” Ukrainian defense intelligence representative Andrei Yusov said in remarks published on its website on Friday.

CNN cannot independently verify those claims.

Yusov went on to say that the alleged plan “doesn’t work” and that “these dates have been postponed several times.”

“The violence we are seeing in Donbas right now is an attempt to carry out these plans. The loss of manpower and equipment is not counted. The enemy is trying to complete the dictator’s mission, ”added Yusov.

“Yes, there will be a significant event in the near future. The Ukrainian Defense Forces are not waiting.”

Andrii Chernyak, another representative of the Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine said earlier that There are signs that Russia is preparing a major offensive aimed at seizing the eastern part of the country.

“We notice that the Russian occupation forces are moving further eastward assault groups, units, weapons and military equipment. according to Ukrainian military intelligence Putin has ordered to seize Donetsk and Luhansk territories by March,” Chernyak said in comments published in the Kyiv Post Wednesday.

The comments were made while President Volodymyr Ukraine’s Zelensky And top Ukrainian officials have warned that Russia is planning another major attack in the coming months. He repeatedly asked the Western Allies to request additional weapons, tanks and fighter jets.

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