Putin’s war of distraction in Moscow | ABC News Daily

There’s been an extraordinary counter-offensive in the war in Ukraine recently, with Ukrainian troops successfully retaking 3,000km2 of land and a key town in the northeast of the country.

The rapid gains, all in the Kharkiv region, have rapidly changed the battlefield. But in Russia, the advances have been largely ignored by President Vladimir Putin, whose propaganda machine is in overdrive.

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