The Times podcast: Russia’s Syria playbook in Ukraine
Aerial strikes, targeting civilians, cutting off supply chains: Russia’s brutal war tactics in Ukraine are shocking, but also hauntingly familiar. These are tactics the country has used before.
Six years before Russia launched its brutal attack on Ukraine, it began another horrific military operation in Syria. Today, we talk about what we can learn about Russia’s strategy in Ukraine from its involvement in Syria. Read the full transcript here.
Host: Gustavo Arellano
Guests: L.A. Times Middle East correspondent Nabih Bulos
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