Why Putin Needs to Win in Mariupol

Putin has announced his victory in Mariupol, despite evidence of military resistance still present in the city. Mariupol, a city of 500,000 residents has seen devastation unlike that of any other city in Ukraine, since Russia’s full-scale invasion on February 24 2022.

Hundreds were killed and hundreds of thousands were displaced. The city was devastated. It will go down as one of the European cities that were entirely destroyed in a war effort, alongside Minsk, Kyiv, Kharkiv, St. Petersburg (then…

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Jakub Ferencik

Jakub Ferencik

Author of “Up in the Air” & “Beyond Reason” available on AMAZON | MA McGill Uni | Research assistant for EUROPEUM Prague | 500+ blog posts with 1+ mil. views