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The taking of the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, was a declared main goal of Putin’s “special operation”. Whoever controls Kyiv controls Ukraine. The unexpectedly successful defense of the capital and the expulsion of the Russian occupiers from the surrounding settlements in the greater Kyiv area in 2022 was a crucial turning point in the course of the war.
Battle round by battle round, author Rudenko recounts the decisive moments in the defense of Kyiv and the surrounding area. Rudenko himself was in Kyiv when the war broke out, and he witnessed the first rockets hitting the Ukrainian capital.
This is a very personal book following the individual fates of 12 people, many of whom Rudenko knew personally before the war, illustrating how brutally this war changes lives. Its hot first phase is described here from a wide variety of perspectives and eye witnesses including the Klitschko brothers.