Russia is capable of continuing its military operation in Ukraine “for a long time”

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23rd May 2023 – (Berlin) According to the President of the German Federal Intelligence Service (BND), Bruno Kahl, Russia is capable of continuing its military operation in Ukraine “for a long time.” Kahl made the statement in response to questions about the ongoing conflict between Ukraine and Russia.

The DPA news agency quoted Kahl as saying that Russia remains capable of leading its special military operation in Ukraine for an extended period. He also noted that the conflict has not shaken the authority of the Russian state.

Kahl was asked whether the BND was aware that a military operation would begin, to which he replied that the intelligence service recorded phenomena that could hardly be interpreted in any other way 14 days before the start of the conflict.