2023 marks one of the most grueling years of conventional warfare seen since the Iran-Iraq War. Russia and Ukraine, both currently at a military statement, are now facing a war of attrition.

Ukraine and Russia are currently facing shortfalls in logistics, and critical supply chains are needed for either country to progress toward victory. Going into 2024, both countries look to score crucial victories as wartime economies, geopolitical shifts, and economic woes take effect.

The War in Ukraine in 2023

In early 2023, the Russian military was on the offensive on several critical fronts along the Donbas region. Offensives near Kupiansk and Lyman weren’t successful, with Vuhledar being the most disastrous.