Ukraine

How will the bad weather affect the war in Ukraine?

Temperatures have dropped significantly in Ukraine, leaving troops on both sides of the conflict  battling the weather.

But what impact will the rain and snow have on the Ukrainian and Russian forces and who will have the upper hand as conditions worsen?

Lieutenant General (Retired) Ben Hodges, former Commander of the US Army in Europe, told Forces the weather in Ukraine will affect how vehicles move around the battlefield, as well as visibility – particularly affecting drones.

He also said it will affect both sides equally and it will come down to "which side can adapt to these restrictions the best".