In Russia, an antiwar movement is taking shape

Source: Washington Post
by Amy Knight

“Western observers are increasingly pessimistic about Ukraine’s chances for driving out the Russian invaders, with some even suggesting that Vladimir Putin might use his country’s military might to attack NATO countries on its borders. But one key factor is ignored by the doomsayers: Support for Putin’s war among Russians — crucial to the country’s success in defeating Ukraine — is faltering significantly. Not only do some polls suggest that a majority of Russians want the Kremlin to end the Ukraine conflict, but a vocal, grass-roots opposition to the war is also taking shape — and is throwing a monkey wrench into Putin’s plans to use his reelection as an affirmation of national backing for his military agenda.” (02/06/24)