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Putin Says He Has No Regrets About Ukraine Invasion After Reverses

  • No need for more ‘massive’ strikes ‘for now,’ president says
  • Putin says call-up of reservists will finish within two weeks
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Putin Says Confronting Russia Risks a ‘Global Disaster’

Russian President Vladimir Putin said he has no regrets about his struggling invasion of Ukraine and left open the possibility of renewed massive bombardment of cities there.

“No,” was his quick response when asked by a reporter whether he had any regrets about the war. “What’s happening now isn’t very pleasant, to put it mildly. But we would have faced all the same just later and on worse terms for us,” he told journalists in the Kazakh capital Astana on Friday. “We’re acting in a correct and timely way.”