Russia carried out a deadly salvo of missile attacks on the southern Ukrainian city of Zaporizhzhia early Thursday, just hours after the Kremlin said it was formally seizing a massive nuclear power plant nearby.
A senior Russian-appointed official in Ukraine on Thursday blamed the country's military setbacks on incompetence and corruption within the top ranks of the Kremlin's defense apparatus.
Ekaterina Kotrikadze, Russia's TV Rain News Director, explains to CNN's Erin Burnett why Russian pundits and pro-Kremlin analysts are beginning to show frustration on air over the Ukrainian war.
Russian President Vladimir Putin had a plan to seize Ukraine quickly. Those plans dissolved from the first days of the Russians' invasion with their failure to capture Kyiv.
CNN's Nick Paton Walsh reports from southern Ukraine in a newly liberated town littered with Russia's military relics and bodies of Putin's soldiers.
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