Putin Could Control Ukraine ‘By the End of 2024’: CIA Director

April 19, 2024

Russian President Vladimir Putin could oversee a de facto victory in Ukraine this year, a leading figure in the United States’ intelligence community has said.

CIA Director William Burns’ stark warning came on Thursday as U.S. lawmakers looked set to vote on a long-stalled $61 billion Ukraine aid package this weekend.

That military assistance would boost Ukraine “both practically and psychologically” and show Ukraine is capable of “holding their own through 2024 and puncture Putin’s arrogant view that time is on his side,” Burns said.

Without it, Burns said “the picture is a lot more dire.”

“I think there is a very real risk that the Ukrainians could lose on the battlefield by the end of 2024, or at least put Putin in a position where he could essentially dictate the terms of a political settlement,” he said.

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Bugs Marlowe

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