/Russia's war in Ukraine has entered a new phase. Here's what we know. | JUST THE FAQS

Russia's war in Ukraine has entered a new phase. Here's what we know. | JUST THE FAQS


After early missteps, Russia has regrouped in Ukraine and focused on the east, giving Moscow momentum as the war moves into a bleak new phase.

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While Russian troops continue their assaults on Ukrainian sites, the Kremlin has made no gains in territory for the first time since it invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24, the think tank Institute for the Study of War said Wednesday in its latest assessment of the situation, saying “Russian forces have largely initiated an operational pause.”

“The Russian Defense Ministry claimed territorial gains every day from the start of the war but has not claimed any new territory or ground force movements since completing the encirclement of Lysychansk on July 3,” the think tank posted on its website. The pause is meant to reset the battlefield, allowing for the military to regroup for “more significant offensive operations.”

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