Ukraine faces its second winter of war and snow

Ukrainians are preparing to once again experience a particularly harsh winter, in many cases without glass in the windows, without drinking water, without heating, without light (with more than 10 million ukrainians without electricity since the rus invasiona), and with the shelters literally frozen.

The heavy snowfalls are affecting civilians, but also the situation for the troops of both armies who have to deal with extreme conditions of cold and humidity. On the front lines, snow and rain can turn the ground into mud, and snow also makes visibility difficult, for example when using drones. Despite this, Benya, commander of the Ukrainian army, admits that they have learned something from last winter. “It is difficult to be 100% prepared for winter, it is very hard to fight like this. But it’s not our first winter. At least we already know what we need and we have diesel heaters,” he acknowledges.

The battle front freezes

The cold and snow storm has come to stay as a weapon of attrition in the war in Ukraine, with temperatures that can reach 20 degrees below zero in the north and east of the country this winter. But the worst could come in the coming months, taking into account that In Ukraine it snows on average 14 days in December, 17 days in January and 15 in February.

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