Russia aiming to split Ukraine in two, Ukrainian military intelligence says

Russia is trying to split Ukraine in two to create a Moscow-controlled region after failing to take over the whole country, the head of Ukraine’s military intelligence has said.

Reuters news agency reports Kyrylo Budanov saying in a statement that Russia is looking to “create North and South Korea in Ukraine,” adding his country will soon launch guerrilla warfare in Russian-occupied territory.

Meanwhile Ukraine’s military intelligence chief has warned Russia is trying to apply what he calls the “Korean scenario” to Ukraine, having failed to take the capital and depose the legitimate government.

Kyrylo Budanov said Vladimir Putin’s priorities are the east and the south of Ukraine, after his offensive largely stalled.