Women and children urged to flee Dnipro as Russia prepares new onslaught

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Emily Ferris, a researcher in Russian affairs at the Royal United Services Institute, said the failure to capture the railways was part of the reason why the Kremlin had been forced to scale back its ambitions for the invasion. “Russia’s military is disproportionately reliant on its railways to move its equipment, troops and fuel,” she said. “Because they haven’t been able to gain control of the Ukrainian railway network, they can’t move very far into Ukraine. “They do control some parts of the railway, but actually they have not been able to control any of the logistical hubs around Kharkiv. That’s why they are struggling to secure those places.”