Putin warns of ‘lengthy’ Ukraine conflict, rising nuclear tensions

SpaceWar.com reports: ”Russian President Vladimir Putin warned Wednesday that the war in Ukraine could go on for a long time, and said nuclear tensions had risen because of it.

Speaking more than nine months after his forces invaded, the Russian leader gave no sign of any intent to let up in the battle, as intense shelling continued along the front in eastern Ukraine.

‘Of course, it might be a lengthy process,’ he told a meeting of the Kremlin’s human rights council.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky — who was declared Time magazine’s iconic ‘Person of the Year’ on Wednesday for his ‘defense of freedom’ — said six people were killed in the latest Russian strikes, this time on a village in the frontline region of Donetsk.

That came a day after Ukrainian artillery strikes killed six people in the Russian-occupied regional capital city of Donetsk, according to local officials…”

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