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U.S. intelligence sees stalemate in Ukraine war; Russia's nuclear saber-rattling to intensify

Invading Russian military forces remain bogged down in Ukraine and have shifted to a war of attribution, two senior U.S. intelligence officials told Congress on Tuesday.

The next two months are expected to be intense fighting as Russian forces seek to press the war in eastern Ukraine after having abandoned a campaign targeting Kyiv and other major Ukrainian cities, the officials said.

“The Russians aren’t winning and the Ukrainians aren’t winning, and we’re at a bit of a stalemate,” Army Lt. Gen. Scott Berrier told a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on global threats.

Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines, testifying with the three-star general, also said Russian forces are struggling in efforts to take over Ukraine since the campaign began Feb. 24 and are regrouping to focus on battles in the eastern part of the country.

“The Russians met with more resistance from Ukraine than they expected

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