As Russia’s war on Ukraine enters a new phase, the New Statesman’s Europe correspondent Ido Vock speaks to the Russian investigative journalist and security services analyst Andrei Soldatov.
They discuss how Russia got its pre-war planning so wrong, how the Kremlin is responding to military setbacks, and why a palace coup to overthrow Vladimir Putin is unlikely to happen.
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“Russia cannot afford to lose, so we need a kind of a victory”: Sergey Karaganov on what Putin wants.
Putin has little to celebrate in Ukraine as a key anniversary approaches.
Putin’s war aims are in disarray, as the Donbas debacle shows.
As the conflict in Ukraine grinds on, Putin escalates his information war at home.
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