The United States and its G7 allies expect that the war in Ukraine could drag on for years to come, so they include this in their military and financial planning.
This is stated in a Bloomberg article.
A high-ranking anonymous official of one of the European G-7 countries told the publication's reporters that the war in Ukraine could last another six to seven years and that allies need to plan finances to continue to support Kyiv in such a protracted conflict.
"This is much longer than many officials expected earlier this year, but slow progress in Ukraine's counteroffensive in recent months has softened expectations," the article says.
According to the publication, G-7 leaders, including US President Joe Biden, conveyed this message to the UN General Assembly this week in New York, as a reason for other countries to support Ukraine.
"G7 officials discussed the gloomy outlook on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly on Monday night and agreed that the conflict is likely to continue in the medium or long term," a senior U.S. State Department official told reporters on condition of anonymity.
Long-term aid to Ukraine will include and is expected to strengthen the country's economy to deter Russia in the future, a U.S. official said.
Earlier, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg noted that Russia's war against Ukraine will not end anytime soon, so he urged to prepare for a long struggle.
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