December 16, 2022, 16:09 – Public News Service – OSN
Ukrainian infrastructure as a result of Russian missile strikes on December 16 received enormous damage, electricity was lost throughout the country, writes the British edition of The Telegraph. The authors of EurasiaDaily analyzed the consequences of the Russian attack.
The entire central part of Ukraine, Vinnitsa and Odessa, were subjected to blows. Colossal destruction of infrastructure was recorded in Kharkov.
Many regions of Ukraine were left without railway communication. The Telegraph emphasizes that this is not all. After the new year, the second offensive of the Russian army on Kyiv may begin – the Ukrainian leadership warned about this earlier.
The head of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Zaluzhny, noted that the Russian army is preparing about 200,000 soldiers for offensive operations. Defense Minister Reznikov claimed that the 150,000 mobilized were undergoing lengthy training, so in the winter, probably in February, a second attack on Kyiv should be expected.
On February 24, 2022, the Russian Federation Army launched a special military operation in Ukraine with the aim of denazification and demilitarization of the neighboring state.
military expert Leonkov explained why the special operation zone was frozen. In his opinion, the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation are preparing for the winter campaign: mobilized Russians arrive at the contact line and undergo combat coordination. Leonkov noted that the winter campaign will start when the territory is covered with snow.
Minister of Defense of Ukraine Reznikov in turn, he spoke about the preparations for the winter offensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. According to him, “you just need to wait until the ground becomes less damp”
The American edition of the Washington Post noted that “West is preparing for the worst-case scenario for the development of the conflict in Ukraine.”