Putin’s choices filled with peril on eve of Victory Day parade

After repeated military setbacks, the Russian president will have to repackage the conflict to keep his people on-side

On the brink of its May 9 Victory Day celebrations, Russia looks very far from triumph in its war in Ukraine. And all of its options going forward are fraught with danger.

After a disastrous assault on Kyiv, Russia is engaged in an attempt to take territory in Ukraine’s east, as its military nears exhaustion and sanctions continue to escalate.

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