• Paper tigers on parade

    Frank Ledwidge     |      May 13, 2022

    The problems dogging Russia’s botched invasion of Ukraine are rooted in its disfunctional society as much as the technical shortcomings of weapons which look better on paper than they work in the field.

  • Destroying Russia’s war machine

    Frank Ledwidge     |      May 6, 2022

    The West refused to support Ukraine in the past, and gave a green light to Russia’s invasion, but the success of Ukraine’s resistance means that Western aid is now pouring in and Russia’s once vaunted military machine is being humiliated.

  • The battle for Donbas

    Frank Ledwidge     |      April 14, 2022

    Russia has waged a proxy war in the east of Ukraine for the last eight years, and the region is now the main battleground in Russia’s wholesale invasion, with the once idyllic port city of Mariupol falling at the cost of thousands of civilian casualities.

  • Ukraine’s heroes fight on against the odds

    Frank Ledwidge     |      February 28, 2022

    The heroism of Ukraine’s leaders, soldiers and citizens has won the admiration of the world, and against all the odds they continue to fight against the Russian invaders, sadly without the direct support of the West.