The planning of the Russian armed forces has been extended for a further 120 days until October 2022, the military experts at the US Institute for the Study of the War (ISW) reported on Saturday (local time), citing information from Deputy Director of the Secret Service Wadym Skibizkij. According to the information, any changes to the plans depend on success in Donbass.

According to the ISW, the information indicated that the Kremlin does not believe that it will be able to achieve its goals in Ukraine quickly. It is an attempt by the Russian military to correct initial deficiencies in the offensive.

Skibitsky also said that the Russian armed forces had another 40 combat battalions. 103 battalions are already in Ukraine. However, according to the ISW experts, given the shortage of personnel at the front, it is unlikely that the Russian military would keep such a large part of its armed forces in reserve. It may be a mash-up of units.