Next few weeks of war in Ukraine will be critical – CNN
International observers make predictions about the situation on the front. In their opinion, an outbreak of activity at the front should be expected in the next few weeks.
The successful counteroffensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine continues to gain momentum. And if analysts previously assumed that hostilities would subside by winter, there is a chance that this will not happen. Keir Giles, consultant for the Russia and Eurasia Program at Chatham House, noted that this is already “the third, fourth, perhaps fifth different war that we are seeing.” In his own words, he confirmed that fighting before the start of frost does not subside, but only gains new momentum.
He also recalled the impact of the explosions on the Crimean bridge. Although Russia launched a massive missile attack on Ukraine immediately after that, this by no means broke the power of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Moreover, while the Russians were worried about what had happened, our military received another strategic push.
Analysts still suggest that ground combat operations will still slow down closer to the cold months. And that's why we should expect activity over the coming weeks.Observers say they “will be vital.”
What seemed like a distant prospect for something that could convincingly be described as a Ukrainian victory is now much more plausible,” Giles stressed.
The Russians are trying to avoid collapse
Samir Puri, a senior fellow at the International Institute for Strategic Studies and author of the book Russia's Path to War with Ukraine, shared his assumption. In his opinion, the invaders are “playing the whistle.” They hope that they can avoid a collapse on their front line before the onset of frost.
In addition, Russia announced that they would evacuate the inhabitants of occupied Kherson. The military themselves will assist in its implementation. And they organize it for the reason that UAF in this region continue to achieve great success.
Analysts note that the successful counter-offensive of the UAF has changed the momentum of the war. More Moreover, he forced the whole world to reconsider its attitude towards Ukraine. Like, if earlier it was predicted that our army would only defend itself, now everyone sees that it is advancing.
The former commander of the US Ground Forces on the European continent, Ben Hodges, stressed that it would be much more difficult for Russians to fight in winter. The corresponding opinion is based both on the deplorable provision of the enemy, and on the support of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. According to Hodges, every Ukrainian supports our defenders. Russia cannot provide the enemy even with elementary ones.