Russia is amassing troops, 'aims to capture whole of Ukraine'

11 April, 05:27 PM
Hannah Maliar (

Hannah Maliar (

Ukraine’s Deputy Defense Minister Hannah Maliar has warned that despite current perceptions, Russia is building up strength to try and capture the whole of Ukraine, Ukrainian news agency Ukrinform reported on April 11.

“People are hungry for daily news, but certain military operations take days and even weeks to unfold; and it only appears that (the war) has stabilized somewhat,” said Maliar.

“There is no lull, the enemy is building up forces; ... Right now, the Russian army is trying to achieve some minimal successes – capture eastern Ukraine.”

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“We have to understand that they will correct their plans as they go along,and their end goal remains the same – the whole Ukraine.”

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