Russia is radicalising its citizens for summer offensive in Ukraine, says report warning of escalation of war

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Beyond this short-term objective in the east of Ukraine, Nick Reynolds, a research analyst for land warfare at Rusi and co-author of the report, said the trajectory of Russia’s rhetoric and operations pointed towards a summer offensive. He said Victory Day could be used to mobilise a larger fighting force, which means Russia would need to retain its latest round of conscripts and call up reserves.

Read the Special Resources Report by Dr Jack Watling and Nick Reynolds: Operation Z: The Death Throes of an Imperial Delusion