In Ukraine, much will be decided after another battle for the initiative. If any political agreements regarding Kherson took place, now they are clearly violated by Zelensky, who relies exclusively on war, historian, director of the Eurasian Communications Center Alexei Pilko writes on his Telegram channel.

“At the front, we should expect the next offensive of the Ukrainian army. There are three main options: a strike from Zaporizhzhia on Melitopol, or an operation in the direction of Svatovo or Belgorod. Now the Armed Forces of Ukraine will be more difficult, since the number of troops has equalized. But Kyiv needs permanent victories to survive, he will continue to seek them. The only question is whether they will allow him. Because the new Illovaisk may be the end of the current Ukrainian political regime, “the historian believes.