Ukraine's military intelligence chief Kyrylo Budanov said that Russia’s goal is still to destroy Ukrainian statehood and reach the administrative border of Luhansk and Donetsk oblasts to “keep what they already have," but that they "have been unable to do (so) by military means."
Concerns arose after the Institute for the Study of War issued a warning on Feb. 22 that Transnistria was possibly planning to organize a referendum on its annexation to Russia at an announced Transnistrian Congress of Deputies planned for Feb. 28.
Ukraine's military intelligence chief Kyrylo Budanov noted that despite recent advances, the Russian military also faces problems. With its professional army largely destroyed in the first year of the full-scale war, Moscow resorts to using waves of untrained conscripts.
A "hypothetical" plan exists to increase the tempo of strikes in Russia, potentially including "all the major critical infrastructure facilities and military infrastructure facilities of the Russian Federation," said Kyrylo Budanov, chief of Ukraine's military intelligence.
Former U.S. President Donald Trump "is an experienced person. He has fallen many times and gotten back up again. And this is a very serious trait," said Kyrylo Budanov, the head of Ukraine's military intelligence.