How long can war in Ukraine last?

A defence expert’s forecast as Russian troop numbers and strategy come under scrutiny

A defence expert has spoken to Forces News about Russia’s war with Ukraine and what could come next.

Professor Michael Clarke, former Director-General of RUSI, said the current phase of the conflict is destined to reach the end of 2022, or well into the Autumn.

But he added that the Donbas-focused offensive will either succeed or fail within the next two-to-three weeks.

The professor also spoke on Ukrainian intelligence that has seen the demise of multiple Russian commanders, and whether the invaders will have to look toward national mobilisation as their numbers deplete.