Vladimir Putin is wrong if he thinks he can win the war of attrition in Ukraine
William Burns, Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, said Russia’s leader would be proved wrong in a belief he can win a bloody war of attrition against Ukraine — as he had previously been proved wrong to assume his forces could capture Kyiv within the first few days of the invasion. — SkyNews reported.
The CIA director predicted that the Kremlin would grind on with a war of attrition in a belief that the West’s will to support Ukraine would falter. But he said Mr. Putin had miscalculated with his initial invasion plans, failing to seize Kyiv in a lightning strike, and would be proved wrong again.
“He insists that Ukraine is not a real country, but real countries fight back.”