The ISW also reported stalled Russian campaigns in the south, toward the Black Sea port of Odessa, and in the north, around Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-largest city. Ukraine’s defense ministry said it saw other signs that Moscow is preparing the Russian people for a long war, including covert attempts to mobilize new recruits in parts of the country, and to field mercenaries from Libya and Syria.

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