Ukraine's Preisdent Zelensky is the big winner in the first big war of the social media age. Putin’s been in power for 20 years, way before the iPhone era. Maybe no one told the 69-year-old autocrat that world events now get real on Instagram, TikTok and Twitter. Read more about Russia's hopeless media tactics and Ukraine's success from my Fox News Opinion piece.
Images Rally World to Ukraine
Russia Can't Hide Losses
Strategic Value of Social Media is Real
Putin Wants Kyiv
Russia's Flag Over Smoking Rubble
Western supply routes vital for Ukraine
Putin wants to catch Zelensky and take Kyiv. His model? Berlin, 1945. Read my Fox News Opinion piece on why time's running out to supply Ukraine. At the tend of World War II, Russia's Red Army took Berlin from Hitler's Nazis. Russia was our ally then, but it's the model of victory that may stick in Putin's mind. He was born in 1952 but Putin's family suffered through the Siege of Leningrad and lost his elder brother and many other relatives in World War II. Putin won't let world opinion sway him if he thinks Russia can take Kyiv. The city fight won't be easy. Ukraine's forces have fought well and moving on Kyiv will expose more Russian forces to attack. Deep in their bones Russia's officers remember how city battles like Stalingrad swallowed up whole German divisions. Time now for NATO to keep the western supply routes open.