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U.S. Makes Clear Its Aim Is to ‘Weaken’ Russia – Strategic Culture

https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2022/04/26/us-makes-clear-its-aim-is-to-weaken-russia/

The United States on Monday gave away a bit more of its ultimate goals in Ukraine by saying for the first time that it aims to “weaken” Russia’s military capabilities as a result of the war.

“We want to see Russia weakened to the degree it cannot do the kind things that it has done in invading Ukraine,” U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin told a press conference in Poland after returning from an unannounced visit to Ukraine. “It has already lost a lot of military capability and a lot of its troops, quite frankly, and we want to see them not have the capability to very quickly reproduce that capability.”