Putin's Defeat?

The attacks mark the start of what many analysts and combatants on both sides believe will be the most brutal chapter in Russia’s nearly two-month campaign to seize control of Ukraine and its 44 million citizens.

That effort that has so far failed, and the shift underway to concentrate firepower in areas of Ukraine that are already under Russian control is widely viewed as a way for Russian President Vladimir Putin to extract a smaller victory from the Kremlin’s large-scale defeat.

— Christina Wilkie



President Biden said Tuesday that he intends to send more weapons to Ukraine amid a new Russian offensive in eastern Ukraine.

Driving the news: Asked by a pool reporter if he would be “sending more artillery to Ukraine” while on his way to an event, Biden replied “yes.”

Earlier Tuesday Biden discussed international support for Ukraine during a call with other world leaders.


Chancellor Olaf Scholz said Germany has enlisted the country’s defense contractors to help boost deliveries of weapons to Ukraine after exhausting available stocks from its own armed forces.

“We asked the German defense industry to tell us what equipment it can deliver quickly,” Scholz told reporters in Berlin Tuesday after a video call with Group of Seven counterparts. “Ukraine made a selection from this list and we’ll make the necessary money available to pay for it.” He did not provide further details.