The status of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

News 01.06.2022

Russia started the war on February 24 on three fronts — its troops moved in from the Belarussian border in the north, from the separatists-controlled parts of Donbas in the east and from the Russian-controlled Crimean peninsula in the south. While announcing his “special military operation”, President Vladimir Putin said “demilitarisation and de-Nazification” of Ukraine were his goals. It’s anybody’s guess whether Russia wanted to capture Kyiv and bring in a regime change. But clearly, at least as part of their war strategy, the Russians sought to envelope Kyiv, while its troops attacked cities in the east and south. While its forces made gains in the east and south, they faced stiff resistance from the Ukrainian forces in the north and northeast. (Read More)

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