In the News
August 26, 2022

How Ukraine Survived 6 Months of War – and Took the Fight to Russia

Western officials appeared all but certain Kyiv would fall days after Russia’s Feb. 24 invasion. Six months later, its forces appear more ready than ever to continue their fight.

“Many assumed Moscow must have had very high confidence in its extremely dubious political assumptions, that the Ukrainian government would crumble or flee, and Ukrainians – including Russian speakers in the capital and east – would somehow welcome the occupiers killing them and their families,” says Matthew Orr, a Eurasia analyst at private intelligence analysis firm RANE. “Militarily, analysts also assumed that Russia would at least fight methodically and according to its own doctrine rather than attempting a raid to encircle Kyiv, for which it simply did not have the numerical forces to pull off.”

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