How will winter impact the Russia-Ukraine War?


As the weather has turned colder, Russia has begun aggressively targeting Ukrainian power stations in an effort to deteriorate civilian living conditions and cause extra harm in the winter, according to Ukrainian and Western officials. 

The British Ministry of Defence Intelligence update on Monday pointed out that, in addition to temperature and weather shifts, changes to daylight hours will impact decisions made on both sides of the Russia-Ukraine war. Daylight will reduce drastically, the update explained, which will mean fewer offensives and more static defensive frontlines. Lack of night vision capability will likely reduce willingness to clash at night. 

There are also severe, concrete concerns that come with cold weather such as the shortening of the “golden hour” window in which a critically wounded soldier is able to be given effective, life-saving medical treatment.  

Source : TheJerusalamPost