VOA: Russia’s War on Ukraine Could Grind On for Years, Warns Prigozhin
KYIV, UKRAINE/WASHINGTON — Russia’s war against Ukraine could continue indefinitely, predicted the leader of the Russian paramilitary organization, Wagner Group.
In a video interview, Yevgeny Prigozhin said late Friday that it could take 18 months to two years for Russia to take full control of Ukraine’s eastern industrial heartland of Donbas.
Prigozhin then noted the war could extend for three years if Moscow decides to capture broader territories east of the Dnipro River.
He made these comments as the first anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is looming.
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Update #1: Wagner owner says war in Ukraine could drag on for years (AP)
Update #2: Russia’s plans to seize eastern Ukraine could take two years, says Wagner boss (The Guardian)
WNU Editor: Yevgeny Prigozhin is saying what I have been hearing for months from my contacts, friends, and family members in Russia. This war has been ongoing for the past 8 years, and it is going to go on for a few years more.