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Putin Pledges Unlimited Spending to Ensure Victory in Ukraine

  • Russian president tells military to achieve results in Ukraine
  • Defense minister calls for expanding army to 1.5 million
Vladimir Putin

Vladimir Putin

Photographer: Mikhail Kireyev/AFP/Getty Images

President Vladimir Putin said Russia has “no limitations” on military spending for the war in Ukraine, as he urged the army to deliver on his declared goals with the invasion approaching its 11th month.

“The country and government is giving everything that the army asks for — everything,” Putin told top military officials at the Defense Ministry’s annual meeting in Moscow on Wednesday. “I trust that there will be an appropriate response and the results will be achieved.”