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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.

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