According to Avril Haynes, Russia will deepen its ties with China despite international pressure on Beijing.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is likely to lower his ambitions in Ukraine and focus on holding on to the territories already captured. This was stated by US Director of National Intelligence Avril Haynes, writes Bloomberg.
Putin will have to find external suppliers of munitions and declare mandatory national mobilization if Russia is to move forward, she said.
“We don’t expect the Russian military to recover enough this year to make significant territorial gains. Putin is likely to have a better understanding of the limits of what his army is capable of and seems to be focusing on more limited military objectives for now,” he said. she said.
In addition, US intelligence reportedly suggests that Russia will deepen its ties with China despite international pressure on Beijing. At the same time, relations between the US and China are only becoming more tense.
The intelligence noted that China is building up its nuclear weapons capability and increasing its ability to destroy enemy satellites as part of a broader effort to bolster its military.
“Despite the global backlash against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, China will maintain diplomatic, defense, economic and technological cooperation with Russia in order to continue trying to challenge the United States,” the US intelligence said.
Earlier it was reported that the Chinese Foreign Ministry promised to help Russia. Chinese Minister Ping Gan accused the United States of “fanning the flames” of the war by supplying weapons to Ukraine and criticized the fact that the PRC’s peace plan was not accepted, although this proposal was highly appreciated in the Russian Federation.
In addition, Xi Jinping called on the Chinese military to strengthen the army. According to the head of China, China needs to make better use of technology, science and industry so that it does not have to rely on other countries.
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