Putin Ratchets Up Military Pressure on Ukraine as He Expects Western Support for Kyiv to Dwindle

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“Ukrainians have painfully few reserves,” warned Mark Galeotti, head of Mayak Intelligence consultancy and a senior associate fellow at Royal United Services Institute in London. If Moscow manages to break through Ukraine's defensive lines, “Russian forces could then really wreak havoc on lines of communication, lines of supply, rear supply bases,” he said. “In that context, it does make sense to allow fortification to make up for the lack of reserves,” Galeotti said in a recent podcast.