06 Jul 2022

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Russia preparing for long war in Ukraine: US

(Desk Report)

United States has warned that Russia is preparing for a long war in Ukraine, with even victory in the east potentially not ending the conflict.

The Director of National Intelligence, Avril Haines, told a US Senate committee hearing that Russian President Putin is still intending to achieve goals beyond the Donbas.

The warning comes as fierce fighting continues in the east, where Russia is trying to take territory.

Meanwhile, in Ukraine, bodies of 44 civilians have been found in the rubble of a collapsed building in the city of Izyum as the battle for control of the area rages.