Putin vows to press invasion until Russia’s goals are met

  • Firefighters work to extinguish a fire after a Russian attack destroyed the building of a Culinary School in Kharkiv, Ukraine, Tuesday. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

  • Relatives and friends attend the funeral of Andriy Matviychuk, 37, who served as territorial defense soldier and was captured and killed by Russian army in Bucha, in the outskirts of Kyiv, Ukraine, Tuesday, April 12, 2022. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

  • Ukrainian soldiers walk in a building previously used by Russian soldiers as a temporary base in Malaya Rohan, on the outskirts of Kharkiv, Ukraine, Tuesday, April 12, 2022. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

KYIV, Ukraine — Vladimir Putin vowed Tuesday that Russia’s bloody offensive in Ukraine would continue until its goals are fulfilled and insisted the campaign was going as planned, despite a major withdrawal in the face of stiff Ukrainian opposition and significant losses.