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Russia’s Ruined Game Plan for Ukraine Is Visible in the South

  • Abductions, regime change and potential referenda form core
  • More military success than elsewhere but challenges piling up
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WATCH: Putin vows to cleanse Russia of “scum and traitors.” (Russian with English subtitles)Source: Bloomberg
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Nowhere in Ukraine has Russia’s invasion gone to plan, but a combination of geography, better troops, shorter supply lines and weaker opposition means Moscow’s campaign has progressed enough in the south to show what President Vladimir Putin at least intended.