Russia Plots Extended Drone Campaign to ‘Exhaust’ Ukraine

Russia is planning a lengthy campaign of attacking Ukraine using Iranian drones to “exhaust” the nation, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said during a January 2 address.

We have information that Russia is planning a protracted attack using Shahed drones. It is probably banking on exhaustion. Exhausting our people, our antiaircraft defenses, our energy. … But we must act and do everything so that the terrorists fail in their aim, as all their others have failed.
—Volodymyr Zelenskyy

Russian forces have brought in the new year with nightly assaults of missiles and drones on Ukraine’s population centers, including the capital, Kyiv. This represents a shift in tactics after months during which Russia generally spaced such attacks out a week or so apart.

  • Ukrainian forces managed to shoot down all 39 of the Iran-made drones that Russia fired into Ukraine on January 2.
  • But the interceptions are an expensive drain on limited Ukrainian resources.
  • If Russian President Vladimir Putin can maintain nightly attacks at current levels, along with increased missile strikes, Ukrainian defenses could indeed be exhausted.

The Trumpet said: Editor in chief Gerald Flurry wrote about Russia’s war on Ukraine on Feb. 25, 2022, stating: “I have been warning for more than two decades that Vladimir Putin would be responsible for violent conquests and that he would set in motion some astonishing and historic events.”

Mr. Flurry explained that he has long sounded the alarm about Putin’s Russia because of Bible prophecy:

Ezekiel 38 is an especially important passage about Russia. … This whole chapter contains staggering understanding about the powerful Russian empire and its widely feared “prince.” … I strongly believe this “chief prince” is Vladimir Putin, and I have explained why many times over the past 20 years. The alarming and sobering scenes coming out of Ukraine today dramatically prove that this understanding is right. Bible prophecy is being fulfilled this very moment in Ukraine!

Learn more: To understand the details of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in the context of prophecy, order Mr. Flurry’s free booklet The Prophesied ‘Prince of Russia.’