Putin's initial invasion 'failed miserably' — but he may now employ brutality to project strength: security expert
Annual Direct Line with Vladimir Putin in Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during his annual "Direct Line with Vladimir Putin" live call-in show. - -/Kremlin/dpa

On Tuesday, Dmitri Alperovich, a renowned cybersecurity expert and the co-founder of CrowdStrike, laid out how Vladimir Putin is changing his military strategy in the face of surprising setbacks in their efforts to seize control of Ukraine — but how their newer, more brutal strategy could also put the Kremlin regime on a path to disaster.

In particular, noted Alperovich, the war is imposing serious domestic costs amid the total crash of the Russian economy triggered by sanctions — and the risk now becomes that if Putin cannot somehow force Ukraine to capitulate to his demands quickly, his own hold on power could be in jeopardy.

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