Vladimir Putin’s war in Ukraine was ‘a huge failure’, says Douglas Murray

Author Douglas Murray argues that the ongoing war in Ukraine has undeniably been a “huge failure” for Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The Russian leader warned on Wednesday that Moscow was ready to use its nuclear arsenal to “defend its territory”, as it mobilized 300,000 reservists to join the fight in the wake of fierce Ukrainian counterattacks.

“When the territorial integrity of our country is threatened, we will certainly use all means at our disposal to protect Russia and our people. This is not a bluff,” Putin said.