War in Ukraine: Weather conditions increasingly allow for offensive action

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By Euronews
Russia has been moving troops and consolidating their positions in Ukraine over autumn and early winter
Russia has been moving troops and consolidating their positions in Ukraine over autumn and early winter   -  Copyright  Euronews

A recent drop in temperatures to consistently below freezing has allowed the ground in much of Ukraine to solidify, setting the conditions for an increase in the pace of offensive operations. 

According to the US-based Institute for the Study of War (ISW), both Russia and Ukraine will use this to their advantage and are likely to increase the intensity of the war, with only minor changes to the front lines since Kyiv re-captured the southern Ukrainian city of Kherson. 

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