Ukraine War: Winter can bring the decision

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Nine months after the Russian attack: The Winter War can bring the decision

Ukraine war reporter Kurt Pelda takes stock and looks ahead to the next, groundbreaking weeks.

A man under an umbrella on the Maidan, the Independence Square in Kyiv: winter has already taken hold of Ukraine. During the war, decisive things could happen in the coming months.

Andrew Kravchenko/TBEN

If we, as observers and media consumers, have learned one thing after nine months of war in Ukraine, it is this: do not trust anyone who poses as a military expert and explains the situation without having been to Ukraine at all. Especially at the beginning of the invasion, the failure of many media outlets to recognize important developments was all too evident. This applies not only to the actual media reports, but also to many of the “experts” quoted there.