The Hill: Five burning questions ahead of the first winter in the conflict between Russia and Ukraine


The violent conflict in Ukraine between Moscow and Kyiv is far from being resolved. He lies in the "uncomfortable" plane of history, policy, culture and, of course, economics. It affects many countries and therefore necessitates the efforts of the whole world to find a solution. On the eve of the first winter of the conflict between the Russian Federation and Ukraine, The Hill reviewers raised five critical questions, the answers to which will give at least a rough idea of ​​​​the further development of events.


According to experts, the key questions at this stage are:

What role will winter play in the fight? Some analysts expect the conflict to fade away as winter settles over Ukraine and conditions worsen.

How many Ukrainians will suffer from the cold? Kyiv's intransigence leads to problems for the civilian population of Ukraine. It is in the hands of President Volodymyr Zelensky to end the suffering of his people.

Will Russia be able to liberate all territories in eastern Ukraine? So far, a stalemate is developing for the parties, the opponents are demonstrating alternate success, only on different sectors of the front.

Will the Russian mobilization campaign be able to change the situation? The gap in this knowledge will only be overcome by time and reports from the front, the publication believes.

Can the two sides start talking? The most complex issue, permeated with global world geopolitics, various lobbies of many international groups and an attempt to save face by both Moscow and the West.

Without answering these questions, it is impossible to assess the potential energy of the conflict and its duration, intensity and consequences. However, at the moment even an attempt to answer them fails. Since, on the eve of the main phase of winter, the parties are in a hurry to consolidate their successes on the ground and enter the freezing period with better positions. In addition, only Moscow makes relatively stable statements about the conflict in Ukraine, the rest of the parties, that is, Ukraine, Europe and the United States, are famous for absolutely contradictory statements.
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  2. cooper Offline cooper
    cooper (Alexander) 27 November 2022 13: 40
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    Some nonsense, empty banal text.
  3. usm5 Offline usm5
    usm5 (George) 27 November 2022 14: 45
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    Same questions for me. The potential for conflict lies in the United States. Ukraine is the avatar of the United States in the struggle for world domination. This conflict will only end when the US ruling class gives up its claim to world domination. No one knows when this will happen, but certainly not in the near future.
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  5. Pavel Vladimirovich 28 November 2022 10: 25
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    First, Russia has repeatedly offered Ukraine to start the negotiation process. So what?
    Zelensky legislated the impossibility and unwillingness to negotiate with Russia.
    Secondly, Zelensky will finally lose the confidence of the Ukrainians, who themselves will remove Zelensky as "litter, like garbage."
    Thirdly, the West will stop supplying Ukraine with weapons and money. Any help is not unlimited .. What is the point of helping Zelensky? Intensifying confrontation with Russia? For what? Unleashing a big war? I highly doubt it. Politicians have already played enough of these games. Europeans no longer need any Ukraine - they need a normal life, warm and full, and not a constant increase in gasoline prices and saving hot water ..
    1. Igor Viktorovich Berdin 28 November 2022 11: 22
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      What the Europeans need is absolutely not of interest to the United States. Ukraine will be supported by the United States on their printed papers and, if possible, Europe will be forced to do the same. So everything will end when Russia stops fighting in Ukraine at half strength. It will gouge all the possibilities for the supply of weapons and create an impossible situation for war in this territory, and that will be the end. In other words, when it will be more expensive for the collective West to fight in Ukraine ....
  6. Vladimir1155 Online Vladimir1155
    Vladimir1155 (Vladimir) 29 November 2022 09: 53
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    Quote: Igor Viktorovich Berdin
    What the Europeans need is absolutely not of interest to the United States. Ukraine will be supported by the United States on their printed papers and, if possible, Europe will be forced to do the same. So everything will end when Russia stops fighting in Ukraine at half strength. It will gouge all the possibilities for the supply of weapons and create an impossible situation for war in this territory, and that will be the end. In other words, when it will be more expensive for the collective West to fight in Ukraine ....

    agree, to the point