The latest statements by Russian President Vladimir Putin should create informational conditions for a call for the creation of new forces in the fall and winter of 2022. This is reported by the Institute for the Study of War (ISW).
"Putin's repetition of an 'anti-russian enclave' that must be defeated militarily to defend russia confirms his maximalist intentions with regard to Ukraine and is likely intended to create the informational conditions for calling for further russian efforts and force build-up in the fall and winter of this year", - the statement said.
It is noted that the russian federation continues to transfer troops to Ukraine to create conditions for the capture of the Donetsk oblast.
"It is unlikely that russian forces will make the progress necessary to capture the area by September 15", - ISW writes.
According to the Institute for the Study of War, fighting on the scale of the ongoing Ukrainian counter-offensive will not succeed or fail in a day or a week.
"Ukrainians and the West must not fall for russian information operations that depict the Ukrainian counter-offensive in the Kherson oblast as an almost instantaneous failure or portray Ukraine as a helpless puppet of the Western masters who launched it at that time", - the organization writes.
As previously reported, russian president putin stated that the purpose of the so-called "special military operation" was to "eliminate the anti-russian enclave" that is allegedly being created on the territory of Ukraine.