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Russian President Putin thought he would overrun Ukraine in a few days. These military volunteers and fellow Ukrainians ‘had other ideas,’ writes the author. Mykhaylo Palinchak/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

I am a Ukrainian American political scientist, and this is what the past year of war has taught me about Ukraine, Russia and defiance

For a scholar who studies how different generations reacted to the end of the Soviet empire, the war in Ukraine is a collision of the professional and the personal.
Military target? A boy looks at a fragment of Russian rocket in a children’s playpark, Kyiv, October 2022. Oleksii Chumachenko/SOPA Images via ZUMA Press Wire

Ukraine war: a desperate Russia defaults to attacking civilians

Failing on the battlefield, Russia is now concentrating its fire against civilians in Ukraine’s major cities.
A Ukrainian soldier inspects a residential building after it was damaged following a Russian shelling attack In Kyiv. Mykhaylo Palinchak/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

Unexpected Ukrainian resistance continues to thwart Russia’s initial plans for quick, decisive victories

Despite having superior military forces, Russian President Vladimir Putin has found Ukrainian resistance much tougher than expected. A West Point military expert looks at the future of the war.

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