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Ukraine and Russia Grapple with Relentless Battle and Attrition

Mike Kofman joins the present once more to replace us on the battle in Ukraine. In this episode (which was recorded shortly earlier than Russian forces withdrew from Snake Island), he explains that by specializing in the restricted territorial exchanges within the Donbass, we is likely to be lacking the larger strategic image. Kofman argues that the Donbass isn’t the territory of biggest significance on this battle. Instead, he factors to Kherson, which he views as far more necessary when it comes to future battles in addition to its bigger strategic and financial worth. Mike and Ryan additionally deal with a bunch of different subjects from Russian withdrawals of ammunition from shares in Belarus, to Russian and Ukrainian struggles in mobilizing personnel, to the mirage of capabilities-based evaluation. He closes with some ideas on what defeat may appear like for Ukraine.

Image: Ukrainian Ministry of Defense