Russian troops could FREEZE in their tracks as Ukraine temperatures plummet to 14 °F, says experts
As temperatures in Ukraine are expected to drop in the following days, Russian soldiers in the 40-mile tank convoy might suffer and die. Glen Grant, a senior defense expert at the Baltic Security Foundation, told Newsweek that the tanks will turn into huge refrigerators for the Russian army if they are not running the engine. He said, "The boys won't wait, they will get out, start walking to the forest, and give themselves up to avoid freezing to death.” Earlier, concerns have been raised on the Ukrainian side as the convoy was on its route to Kyiv, however satellite image the movement was slowed down. According to The Independent, it is now 19 miles from the city center.
Grant also added, “The whole thing about the battle group concept is that the supplies should be integral to the battle group. In other words, if you take a wheeled battle group, and it's got its own fuel then it can go a long long way before resupply. They are backed up against each other so there is nowhere to go. They can't get off the roads, they are stacked back.” “You just can't sit around and wait because if you are in the vehicle you are waiting to be killed. They are not stupid. If you have got all your lorries behind and the road is blocked, that's it, there is no way you are bringing them forward. It has been relatively cold there anyway, so they have been running the vehicles to keep themselves warm,” he told Newsweek.
Around the middle of the week, Eastern Europe will be hit by a cold front, with temperatures dropping to minus 20 degrees Celsius (-4 degree Farenheit). The temperature in Kyiv and other parts of Ukraine has already dropped to minus 10 degrees Celsius (14 degree Farenheit). According to several media, the convoy has been halted owing to technical troubles and a lack of gasoline. Former British Army major Kevin Price told The Daily Mail that when the temperature decreases, Russian tanks would become little more than '40-ton freezers.' He went on to say that the harsh weather will sap the morale of troops who aren't used to fighting in the Arctic. Meanwhile, thousands of migrants fleeing Ukraine may also face difficulties as a result of the freezing temperatures.
Russian troops stranded in 40-mile convoy face freezing to death in ‘refrigerators’ https://t.co/q2KOiPGcGO— The Independent (@Independent) March 9, 2022
According to The Independent, Since President Vladimir Putin started the invasion, more than two million people have left Ukraine. Moscow describes the operation as a 'special military operation' aimed at disarming its neighbor and removing 'neo-Nazi' leaders. Kyiv and its Western allies dismiss this as a false justification for an unprovoked attack on a 44-million-strong democratic country. The conflict has thrown Russia into a state of economic isolation that has never been experienced by such a massive economy before. McDonald's, Starbucks, Coca-Cola, Pepsi, and other big corporations have quickly exited the Russian market. The US said on Tuesday, March 8, that it will no longer allow Russian oil imports, a significant strategic shift after energy had previously been excluded from sanctions.