Deadly shelling in the east offers a grim reminder of a continuing battle

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War in Ukraine


Analysts say that fighting in eastern Ukraine will almost certainly stretch into next year. A likely hiatus in offensive operations in the winter will give both sides an opportunity to train new forces, and so it will be critical for Ukraine to force Russia to commit new troops just to hold its current positions, the Royal United Services Institute, a London think tank that specializes in security issues, said in a report.