Despite serious setbacks during the first 10 months of the war, the Russian military is developing plans for massive infantry attacks, similar to the tactics used by the Soviet Union during World War II. This was stated by adviser to the Ukrainian President Mikhail Podolyak in an interview with The New York Times.
Ukraine makes such forecasts based on the findings of intelligence (both its own and foreign), as well as in consultations with allies.
According to Podolyak, Russia has already recruited and is training soldiers who can be involved in massive infantry attacks.
“The political leadership of Russia clearly refuses to recognize the tactical defeats that have already taken place and clings to any, even the most illusory, chances to change the situation in their favor,” says Podolyak.
As the New York Times notes, Ukraine's top military and political leadership has previously warned that Russia is amassing troops and weapons to launch a new ground offensive in the spring, which will most likely include a second attempt to capture Kyiv.