Main Image Credit SOPA Images Limited / Alamy Stock Photo | A wreckage of a tank turret from a destroyed Russian tank seen in Mykolaiv Oblast
Russia’s war strategy was predicated on the assumption that Ukrainian political opposition would be minimal, and that the ‘decapitation’ of the Ukrainian government would lead to a collapse of resistance. This did not go to plan. Russia's misguided assumption that Ukraine would fall quickly has led to an intense and protracted war. Read our overview of how the war has progressed over the last year.
Dr Sidharth Kaushal
Research Fellow, Sea Power
Open Source Intelligence and Analysis (OSIA)