Map from ISW: https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/36a7f6a6f5a9448496de641cf64bd375

Their hope is in the famine

Putin banks on starvation, indifference and a cold winter

Russian forces are crunching forward through Donbas, using a mixture of artillery, electronic warfare and air strikes to chip off one destroyed village after the next (see map and update).

It’s the opposite of the rapid advance that ended fighting in February 2015, forcing Ukraine to sign the…

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Paul Mason

Paul Mason

Journalist, writer and film-maker. Former economics editor at BBC Newsnight/Channel 4 News. Author of How To Stop Fascism.