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Ukraine’s slog prompts focus on next year’s fight

By Daniel Michaels

13 Aug 2023 · 5 min read

informed Summary

  1. Ukraine's campaign to retake territory occupied by Russian forces is expected to continue for many months, with military strategists and policy makers already planning for next year's spring offensive.

Ukraine’s current campaign to retake territory occupied by Russian forces could still have many months to run. But military strategists and policy makers across the West are already starting to think about next year’s spring offensive.

The shift reflects a deepening appreciation that, barring a major breakthrough, Ukraine’s fight to eject Russia’s invasion forces is likely to take a long time.

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