Ukraine’s Winter Could Turn Against Russian Troops

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Having the right uniforms, sleeping bags and clothing such as socks is essential to any winter fight, said Ed Arnold, from the Royal United Services Institute, a London defense-and-security think tank. The former British infantry officer witnessed the negative effects of cold weather on his troops in winter training. “Soldiers can degrade in a couple of days if they are not in the right mind-set and haven’t got the right kit,” he said.