Russia is Regrouping — What Next?

Jakub Ferencik
4 min readJul 18, 2022

Over the last 10 days, Russia has stopped any serious advancements in Ukraine, as their troops are depleted on the frontlines. They are taking this opportunity to regroup and restock on military supplies.

That does not mean that artillery bombardment stopped on the frontlines. Russia has a much larger artillery force and Putin continues to use this to their advantage. In recent days, however, Russia’s military targeted civilian areas far from the frontlines, leaving many of us worried over the future of this conflict.

Nearly five months of fighting and no clear end in sight. So, what’s next?

Photo by Max Kukurudziak on Unsplash

Many Ukrainians have returned to Ukraine after fleeing in the initial stages of the war. They thought it was relatively safe because fighting focused primarily on the East and Southeast. And life has to continue for many of them who left their jobs and families in Ukraine. But regions as far as Lviv, in the West, have now been shelled, amassing more civilian casualties.

The June 27 bombing of Kremenchuk, in central Ukraine, hit a shopping mall, with at least 20 casualties. The cluster munitions used in residential areas in Kharkiv, spray into hundreds of directions, wounding and killing dozens. On July 10, numerous rockets hit an apartment building in Chasiv Yar, killing many more. Some were stuck for hours under the…

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Jakub Ferencik

Author of “Up in the Air,” “Beyond Reason,” & "Surprised by Uncertainty" on AMAZON | MA McGill Uni | 750+ articles with 1+ mil. views