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As Ukraine regains territory near Kharkiv, Russia prepares for wider war


Judy Woodruff:

Congress is tonight considering a new aid package for Ukraine, including an additional $40 billion in arms and economic and humanitarian aid.

It comes as senior intelligence officials told senators today that Russian President Putin is aiming for a longer and broader war, not just in eastern Donbass but with other hotspots along the southern coast of Ukraine.

Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines has warned that such plans could push the conflict down a devastating new path.

Avril Haines, nominee for US Director of National Intelligence: The uncertain nature of the battle, which is turning into a war of attrition, combined with the reality that Putin faces a mismatch between his ambitions and the current conventional military capabilities of Russia, likely means that the next few months could see us moving forward and following a more unpredictable and potentially growing trajectory.


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