US aid to Ukraine: What difference will it make in war with Russia?

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"Essentially what we're looking at in 2024 is as strong enough a defensive position as possible, but accepting that the Ukrainians are probably going to lose some ground to the Russians," Matthew Savill, military sciences director at the London-based RUSI think-tank, said. That, he said, was the result of last year's Ukrainian counteroffensive which proved unable to significantly pierce Russian lines, Russia's concentration of forces and the long delay in the approval of U.S. military assistance. "This is far later and a far less favourable position than the Ukrainians would have been hoping for in winter in terms of this support and other support," he said. "The big challenge now is to simultaneously put up a strong defence and then prepare for an offensive in 2025."