100 days of war in Ukraine — and it’s still not clear who’s winning

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War in Ukraine


After almost a hundred days of war the Russian offensive in Ukraine is finally beginning to look more coherent, if not yet strategically wise or sustainable. Russian forces have secured a land bridge between the Donbas region and Crimea which will be hard for the Ukrainians to liberate — though equally hard for the Russians to pacify. And after humiliating defeats around Kyiv and outside the northern cities, the Kremlin has openly committed itself to conquering the whole of the Donbas region — the Luhansk and Donetsk oblasts — where it claims, in the face of all evidence to the contrary, that ethnic Russian Ukrainians have to be protected from the Nazis in Kyiv....