As the Russian army meets unexpected resistance in Ukraine, is Putin’s attack plan coming apart at the seams?
It’s been one week since Russia invaded Ukraine and attacks intensified on critical cities.
Russian advances have slowed in many places, revealing an army struggling to make progress.
Reports suggest Russian troops near the capital Kyiv have barely advanced in the past 48 hours.
Instead, bombardments have started, as seen in the seizure of a key port city in southern Ukraine, Kherson.
Does the Russian military have the will, means, and agility to finish this campaign?
Newsnight’s diplomatic and defense editor Mark Urban has analyzed dozens of Russian prisoner of war interviews.