Putin now needs to watch his back – his invasion of Ukraine has exposed him as both wrong and weak

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Russia’s war against Ukraine is in trouble. A week ago a well-planned Ukrainian counteroffensive in northeast Ukraine sent Russian forces there into a panic of retreat. Fast moving Ukrainian military forces recaptured thousands of kilometres of occupied territory as well as vast stocks of weapon in just six days. Subsequently, they discovered a mass grave in Izium with hundreds of victims, some apparently tortured before death.