What happened in the Russia-Ukraine war this week? Catch up with the must-read news and analysis

The Guardian

By Helen Sullivan
Ukrainian soldiers walk under a communications tower that fell after a strike, as Russia's attacks on Ukraine continues, during intense shelling in Yampil, Ukraine, 28 December 2022. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Dan Sabbagh and Isobel Koshiw revisited the battle for Kyiv. Six days before Putin ordered the invasion of Ukraine, a small group of western intelligence officers were briefed on the Russian military plan. On a quiet table, in an unfashionable chain restaurant in London, an astonishing strategy was recounted: a blitzkrieg to surround Kyiv and Ukraine’s other big cities, followed by a “kill list” operation run by Russian FSB intelligence to eliminate Ukraine’s national and local leaders.

Publish : 2022-12-31 14:54:00

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