Putin Plans New Ukraine Push Despite Losses as He Prepares for Years of War

March 16, 2023

Putin’s determination presages another deadly escalation in his war as Kyiv prepares a new push of its own to eject his forces, dismissing any cease-fire that leaves Russia occupying its land. Schools and universities are reinstating military-training courses last conducted widely in the Soviet era as war preparations permeate society. “It’s morphed into a drawn-out war and Russia doesn’t yet have enough manpower or equipment to wage it,” he said. Ukraine’s troops, by contrast, have consistently surprised allies and observers with their successes in pushing back the invaders. Among Ukraine’s allies, too, fears are growing that the conflict will last years.