Russia is Trying to Freeze the Battlefield

Samus believes that the Russian leadership is trying to freeze the situation at the front

He shared his opinions with Espreso TV.

“Russia has already decided to increase the number of the Russian Armed Forces and to form reserves for new operations next year. We can already conclude that Russia has lost the opportunity to create a humanitarian catastrophe in Ukraine through massive missile strikes during the winter season, and lost the opportunity to turn the strategic situation around. Obviously, another plan of the Russian leadership has failed,” Samus noted.

According to the military expert, in 2 or 3 months Russia is preparing a new stage of hostilities with strategic operations, possibly involving the territory of Belarus.

“Russians now need to freeze the situation at the front line to prepare new reserves. It is important for Ukraine to prevent the situation from freezing and during these 2-3 months to conduct offensive operations that will take away the initiative of the Russian leadership to create reserves. So that the enemy could not create combat-ready units to carry out individual operations,” added Samus.

Mykhailo Samus

NGRN Director

After 20 years in media as well as in security and defence analysis and consultancy, Mykhailo is an experienced researcher in the sphere of international relations, national resilience and new generation warfare. Served 12 years in the Ukrainian Armed Forces, he gained his Master’s Degree in International Journalism from the Institute of Journalism, Kyiv Shevchenko National University (2007). Having started his career as a journalist at Defense Express, he became the Editor-in-Chief of the Export Control Newsletter magazine, and then the Deputy Director of the Center for Army, Conversion and Disarmament Studies.

He was the founder (2009) of the EU CACDS office in Prague (Czech Republic), and was responsible for the coordination of CACDS international activities, its regional sections, and projects with NATO and the EU. Mykhailo also was the member of the editorial border of the CACDS Analytical Bulletin Challenges and Risks.

Now Mykhailo is a chief and one the drivers of new international project – The New Geopolitics Research Network which is an independent and nonpartisan initiative to provide a think tank platform for researchers, academics, experts, journalists, intellectuals who aspire to shape a new facets of geopolitics.

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