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Russia can continue war with Ukraine for at least two years: Lithuania's intelligence

Russia can continue war with Ukraine for at least two years: Lithuania's intelligence Lithuanian intelligence assessed Russia's ability to continue an intense war against Ukraine for years (Getty Images)
Author: Maria Kholina

The Lithuanian military intelligence assesses that Russia will have sufficient resources to sustain its war against Ukraine at the current intensity for at least the next two years, citing Reuters.

According to Lithuanian intelligence, the aggressor country's capability is sustained by high oil prices, evasion of international sanctions, and state investments.

In a joint report by the Counterintelligence Department of the State Security and Military Intelligence and Security Service of the Ministry of National Defense of Lithuania, it is noted that Russia has reformed and strengthened its army, which was severely battered during the fighting in Ukraine in 2023, and is on the path to expanding its military potential along its border with NATO countries.

"Moscow is able to evaluate the lessons learned and improve its combat effectiveness," the Lithuanian agencies added in the report that was embargoed for release on Thursday morning.

Active defense by the Ukrainian Armed Forces and plans for counteroffensive

Currently, Ukrainian military forces are mostly engaged in active defense and launching attacks when possible.

Earlier, the German Welt wrote that former Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valerii Zaluzhnyi was planning a new counteroffensive. According to experts and journalists, resources might be gathered for new operations in 2024.

In turn, the new Chief of the General Staff, Oleksandr Syrskyi, said that Ukrainian military forces have entered a new stage of the war against Russia, with the goal of wearing down the enemy.

On March 6, the Commander of the Ground Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Oleksandr Pavliuk, said that the situation on the front remains difficult but under control. He added that Ukrainian military forces plan to conduct counteroffensive actions this year.