During the new offensive of the Russians, which is expected in February-March, the Russian Federation will try to capture the Lugansk and Donetsk regions within their administrative borders. The maximum plan of the occupiers is to return the territories liberated as a result of the counteroffensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine under control. Military observer Denis Popovich said this on the air of the FREEDOM TV channel.
“What we are talking about now is an attempt to attack to solve some problems. Most likely, they will be associated with the final capture of the Donetsk region, possibly with the capture of the Luhansk region. This will be an attempt to return the situation to the situation before the start of the Ukrainian counter-offensive in September last year, when we retook the Kharkiv region. They need this in order to make it easier for themselves to capture the Donetsk region, ”Popovich said.
Like last time, the Russians will take the number, not the quality, the expert believes.
“We can talk about some larger-scale actions with the help of those mobilized, with the help of people whom they managed to gather in the process of these mobilization events that took place in the Russian Federation and are still ongoing. I believe that they will take place in the future, because they need to somehow compensate for the losses that will inevitably arise in this case, ”the browser shared his opinion.