A senior Russian military commander said Moscow plans a permanent occupation of Ukrainian territory taken in the war

senior Russian military commander said Moscow plans a permanent occupation of Ukrainian territory taken in the war, leading Volodymyr Zelenskiy to warn that Russia’s invasion of his country is just the beginning.

Rustam Minnekayev, the acting commander of the central military district, said Russia was now aiming to seize control of southern Ukraine and form a land bridge to Crimea.

Below are two maps showing the latest developments in Russia’s offensive.

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