Bloomberg: Putin wants to stretch the war in Ukraine for years
Russian dictator Vladimir Putin is preparing a new offensive in Ukraine, despite the huge losses on the part of the invaders. This was reported by Bloomberg.
According to people close to the Kremlin, a new offensive could begin as early as February or March». The interlocutors of the publication note that the Kremlin is keen to demonstrate that its troops can regain the initiative after months of losing ground. The Russian Federation would also prefer that Kyiv and its allies agree to a certain truce that would leave the occupied territory under Russian control.
In addition, it was noted that the Russian dictator continues to think that attracting more new sacrifices will allow Russia to win, despite the failures it has suffered so far.
Thus, a new wave of mobilization in Russia is possible this spring. Against this background, the Kremlin is increasingly subordinating the economy and Russian society to the needs of war. Experts point out that Putin is disappointed with the way things are going, but not ready to give up on his goals, which means the war will last longer, be bloodier and worse for everyone. Thus, the dictator is preparing Russia for what he believes to be a multi-year conflict with the United States and its allies.
In turn, representatives of American and European intelligence doubt that Russia has the resources for a new large-scale offensive, even after mobilizing 300,000 man last fall. Ukraine, meanwhile, is preparing to push back Russian troops and liberate its territories.