Putin’s war: One month on, NATO on high alert as Russia recalibrates its strategy in Ukraine
29 March 2022 | 3:33 pm
One month after the shock of Russia invading Ukraine, how is Vladimir Putin's war going? There have been territorial gains and near-total control of the skies but no blitzkrieg grab of Kyiv and no fatal blow to Ukraine's defences. Instead, Ukraine is proving its resilience with coups like the claimed destruction of a Russian landing support ship in the Russian-occupied port of Berdiansk, which is strategically located to the west of the besieged city of Mariupol in the Sea of Azov.
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The world was stunned when Russia launched an old school ground invasion of Ukraine. But how about the great cyberwar we had been warned of? Ukrainian institutions and companies have been hacked, but none of the major attacks are taking out power grids and telecom networks – at least not yet. With the Russian military using Ukrainian mobile networks on the battlefield, some wonder if the West overestimated Moscow's tech savviness.
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