Record Covid cases in Russia and Ukraine complicate military plans
Spread of Omicron variant cited as another factor that could determine whether Moscow launches offensive
The Omicron variant is causing record numbers of new Covid infections in Russia and Ukraine, threatening to impact military calculations over Russia’s continued troop buildup.
Analysts have cited various factors as possible contributors to whether and how Russia will launch an assault on Ukraine, ranging from Vladimir Putin’s psychological state to the strength of the western response and even the firmness of the ground during a mild winter in the region.
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