Ukraine war: despite Russia’s success in Donbas, this is only the end of the beginning

Frank LedwidgeSource LinkWhen considering the current position of the war in Ukraine, it’s worth remembering that the assumption of Russian commanders when they began their “special military operation”, was that the whole thing would be complete within two weeks. So much for assumptions. What they face now is a protracted attritional battle which may go on for years.In terms of manpower, the