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Putin's plan for rapid invasion of Ukraine has not gone as expected

Civilian volunteers prepare empty bottles to be used as Molotov cocktails in Dnipro, Ukraine, on Feb 27, 2022. PHOTO: NYTIMES
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LONDON - No war plan, however well conceived, survives contact with the battlefield. And, by now, few know this better than Russian President Vladimir Putin.

For it is clear that his invasion of Ukraine has not gone at all the way he expected.

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