While Volodymyr Zelensky is still demanding arms from the Europeans to defend his country, the Russian army pushes with all its might on the front line.
It is nibbling ground in the Donbass around Kupyansk, Lyman, Bakhmout, Avdiivka, Novopavlivka and Vouhledar.
It is the consequence of his efforts in January
,” observes a French military source.
The staffs wonder about the first signs of a new offensive.
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While the Ukrainians are also preparing to launch an assault, "
the Russians want to take action first
", explains another observer of the conflict, and take the advantage before Western tanks reach the front.
The current cold spell offers a window of opportunity before a possible thaw later paralyzes movement by making the terrain impassable.
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The Russian attacks "are
", Italian Defense Minister Guido Crosetto confirmed on Friday in Brussels.
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