A man stands atop a Russian tank and flies the Ukrainian flag, defying the Russian occupation of Kherson in southern Ukraine, March 2022
In a 55-minute special, I speak with Jonathan Fink’s Silicon Curtain about the state of Ukraine’s resistance of Russia’s invasion, what to expect in coming months, and why support of Kyiv is vital.
I begin with the reminder that — given many analysts, including me, expected to Kyiv within days to the invasion of February 2022 — Ukraine still stands and is fighting back with strikes deep inside Russian-occupied Crimea and Russia itself.
I recount the failures of Vladimir Putin — his “battlefield war”, his “food war”, and his “energy war” — and turn to his next, perhaps last, chance to salvage his goal of conquering Ukraine: an “information war” trying to break international support for Kyiv.
I explain how that effort has been checked by the European Union, backing down Putin’s ally Viktor Orbán of Hungary. However, it could triumph in the US, thanking to Republicans in Congress and Donald Trump.
I conclude with a heart-felt appeal to those who support the Kremlin’s narrative and those who would sacrifice Ukrainians.