Newsweek: Ex-U.S. Military Members Predict Where Russia’s Next Big Offensive Will Be 

Predictions that Russia could be plotting a renewed offensive in Ukraine have run rampant in recent weeks, hinting that a new stage of the war could be on the horizon as it approaches the one-year mark. 

Retired U.S. General Mark Hertling predicted this month that Russia’s war in Ukraine could ramp up in the spring after the tough winter conditions ease. The Institute for the Study of War (ISW), a U.S. think tank, wrote in a campaign assessment this week that Russia was preparing for an “imminent” new offensive in Ukraine. 

And Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council Secretary Oleksiy Danilov told Sky News in an interview published Tuesday that Russia is planning for a “maximum escalation” in the coming months. Danilov did not rule out the possibility that Russia could ramp up attacks in the next two or three weeks to align with the one-year anniversary of the war on February 24.  

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Update: Ukraine braced for renewed Russian offensive later in February (BBC) 

 WNU Editor: No one really knows where the Russian military is going to launch their major offensive. Which tells me that the Russian Ministry of Defense has a put a complete lid on what they are planning to do. But what we do know is that this offensive is going to be massive, and one that has not been seen since the Second World War.