Mark Galeotti Mark Galeotti

Will Putin manage to spin Kyiv’s counter-offensive as a victory?

Vladimir Putin (Credit: Getty images)

The Ukrainian counter-offensive has duly started and, needless to say, there is a rush to judgement. It is going to play out over the coming weeks, even months, though, and at present we are still working off partial and often deceptive information. But, while there is relatively little one can say about the events unfolding on the battlefield, there is more to be said about the way they are being spun.

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