Russian authorities are gathering new forces for an offensive in Ukraine: ISW announced Putin's plans

Russian authorities are gathering new forces for an offensive in Ukraine: ISW announced Putin's plans

Russian authorities are gathering new forces for offensive in Ukraine: ISW announced Putin's plans

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The Russian leadership is likely to create new forces to strengthen the offensive in Ukraine in the fall and winter. This is noted in the report of the Institute for the Study of War (ISW).

According to experts, Putin's statement about plans to eliminate the “anti-Russian enclave” in Ukraine suggests that the Russian president has not abandoned his maximalist intentions to take over the entire country.

“Putin's statement about the” anti-Russian ” rhetoric that must be defeated militarily in order to defend Russia confirms his maximalist intentions towards Ukraine and is likely aimed at creating an informational environment for calling for further Russian efforts and force building this fall and winter,” – to be specified in the message.

Prepared by: Sergey Daga