Vladimir Putin has made a number of mistakes in his war against Ukraine. Some of the most significant mistakes include:
- Underestimating Ukrainian resistance: Putin and his advisors believed that the Ukrainian military would quickly collapse and that the Russian army would be able to achieve a quick and decisive victory. However, the Ukrainian people have shown remarkable resilience and determination in the face of Russian aggression.
- Miscalculating the strength of the international response: Putin believed that the West would be divided and unwilling to take strong action against Russia. However, the United States and its allies have imposed a series of harsh sanctions on Russia and have provided Ukraine with significant military and financial assistance.
- Failing to plan for the long war: Putin appears to have believed that the war would be over quickly. However, the war has dragged on for months and there is no end in sight. Russia is now facing a protracted and costly conflict that is draining its resources and eroding its international standing.
- Underestimating the impact of the war on Russia: The war in Ukraine has had a devastating impact on Russia. The economy is in shambles, the ruble has collapsed, and inflation is soaring. The war has also damaged Russia’s reputation and its standing in the world.