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Russia to Press Assault in Ukraine’s East as Kyiv Waits for More Weapons

The latest assessments from Ukraine’s allies point to some difficult weeks ahead for its forces, who now face as many as 300,000 Russian troops along the front lines.

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Ukraine Needs to Go on a Counteroffensive: Esper

A Russian offensive in eastern Ukraine appears imminent even as Kyiv holds out for more weapons deliveries for its own push in the south in the spring, according to assessments from US and European officials.

Still, the officials cautioned that neither side is likely to gain much ground soon in a war that remains very bogged down. Russia is less likely to drive down from the north through Belarus in a coming offensive, the people said, asking not to be identified discussing sensitive information.