Ukrainian soldiers face a new adversary: muddy trenches

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The winter weather will likely favour the Ukrainian military, Jack Watling, an analyst at the London-based Royal United Services Institute, wrote on Twitter. He said Ukrainian fighting positions tended to be well-kept, dry and warm, and soldiers had warm clothing. Newly-mobilised Russians, by contrast, did not have the experience or skills to operate for long periods in the field and had not been issued with winter clothing for the most part, Watling said.