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Putin Thinks His Biggest Ally in Ukraine Is Time

  • Risks rise for both Ukraine and Russia, from arms to economics
  • Military balance may shift again for Kyiv in months ahead
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Blinken: Still Looking at Many Months of War in Ukraine

As Russia’s invasion of Ukraine settles into a grinding war of attrition, one question more than any other will likely decide the outcome: On whose side is time?

Much of what unfolds will be determined by unpredictable battlefield dynamics, especially as Russian forces attempt a dash for territory in eastern Ukraine before heavy artillery from the US and elsewhere arrives to bolster the defenses they have to overcome.