Russia’s War in Ukraine Enters ‘Grinding Phase’
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has entered a scary new phase. Even if Russian President Vladimir Putin’s military campaign to overrun the Donbas region is still behind schedule, as U.S. defense officials have stated, Russian troops have taken the Ukrainian cities of Mariupol, Popasna, and several villages in the east. Ukrainian forces have moved back in some areas. And Ukrainian civilian and military officials remain upset that the United States hasn’t given them multiple rocket launcher systems that they believe could beat back Russia’s numerical advantages.