Russia again expands its objectives to annex other parts of Ukraine beyond Donbas

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Almost five months after the invasion, Russia is once again changing the focus, objectives and strategy of its war in Ukraine.

After trying – unsuccessfully – to conquer the entire country last February, the Kremlin announced more than a month later that it would concentrate its forces only in the east of the country, in the disputed Donbas region.

Now, it seems to want to go further again.

In an interview with Russian state media, Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, indicated this Wednesday that Moscow’s military focus in Ukraine is no longer “only” the east of the country.