Sergey Radchenko

Why Russia needs to be humiliated in Ukraine

Too little was learnt from the collapse of the Soviet Union

Red Square (Photo: Getty)

As Putin’s war against Ukraine drags on, Russia now faces the very real prospect of defeat. There are still difficult weeks and months ahead for Ukraine, and you cannot wholly discount the possibility of a dangerous escalation still in the war. But Putin has failed to attain his initial aims (the capture of Kyiv) and now looks likely to fall short of his secondary and much more modest aim of capturing Donbas.

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Sergey Radchenko
Sergey Radchenko is a professor at the Kissinger Center, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University in Washington D.C.

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