The Atlantic Ideas: It’s Time to Prepare for a Ukrainian Victory

The Atlantic Ideas: It’s Time to Prepare for a Ukrainian Victory

200 days into the war: Ukraine’s armed forces counteroffensive, Russian troops not fighting back, and the possibility for the Ukrainians to win this war. “A new reality has been created: The Ukrainians could win this war. Are we in the West really prepared for a Ukrainian victory? Do we know what other changes it could bring?”

Wikipedia | September 11, 2022

Featured image: Military situation as of 11 September 2022.

For a more detailed map, see the Russo-Ukrainian War detailed map.

Anne Applebaum | The Atlantic | September 11, 2022

Over the past six days, Ukraine’s armed forces have broken through the Russian lines in the northeastern corner of the country, swept eastward, and liberated town after town in what had been occupied territory. First Balakliya, then Kupyansk, then Izium, a city that sits on major supply routes. These names won’t mean much to a foreign audience, but they are places that have been beyond reach, impossible for Ukrainians to contact for months. Now they have fallen in hours. As I write this, Ukrainian forces are said to be fighting on the outskirts of Donetsk, a city that Russia has occupied since 2014. Continue reading →


About the author, Anne Applebaum is a staff writer at The Atlantic.

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