Analysis: Russia’s war in Ukraine reaches a critical moment


              FILE - In this image made from video released by the Russian Presidential Press Service, Russian President Vladimir Putin addressees the nation in Moscow, Russia, on Feb. 24, 2022. (Russian Presidential Press Service via AP, File)
            
              FILE - In this image made from video released by the Russian Presidential Press Service, Russian President Vladimir Putin addressees the nation in Moscow, Russia, on Feb. 24, 2022. (Russian Presidential Press Service via AP, File)
            
              FILE - In this image made from video released by the Russian Presidential Press Service, Russian President Vladimir Putin addressees the nation in Moscow, Russia, on Feb. 24, 2022. (Russian Presidential Press Service via AP, File)
            
              FILE - Soldiers walk amid destroyed Russian tanks in Bucha, in the outskirts of Kyiv, Ukraine, April 3, 2022. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd, File)
            
              FILE - Russian military vehicles move on a highway in an area controlled by Russian-backed separatist forces near Mariupol, Ukraine, April 18, 2022. (AP Photo/Alexei Alexandrov, File)
            
              FILE - Ukrainian soldiers take positions in downtown Kyiv, Ukraine, Feb. 25, 2022. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti, File)
            
              FILE - Debora Aberastegui holds the hands of her father Pedro Aberastegui through a plastic sleeve at the Reminiscencias residence for the elderly in Tandil, Argentina, Monday, April 5, 2021. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
            
              FILE - People in protective clothing walk past rows of beds at a temporary 2,000-bed hospital for COVID-19 coronavirus patients set up by the Iranian army at the international exhibition center in northern Tehran, Iran, on Thursday, March 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi, File)
            
              FILE - Workers wearing personal protective equipment bury bodies in a trench on Hart Island, Thursday, April 9, 2020, in the Bronx borough of New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
            
              FILE - Iraqi mourners, leading a procession with coffins carrying the dead, protest in front of American soldiers guarding a site where an American ammunition dump exploded and killed at least six Saturday April 26, 2003. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder, File)
            
              FILE - After making a tailhook landing in an anti-submarine aircraft, President Bush is welcomed aboard the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln, Thursday, May 1, 2003, off the California coast. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
            
              FILE - A U.S. marine watches a statue of Saddam Hussein being toppled in downtown Bagdhad Wednesday April 9, 2003. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)
            
              FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2001 file photo, firefighters work beneath the destroyed mullions, the vertical struts which once faced the soaring outer walls of the World Trade Center towers, after a terrorist attack on the twin towers in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
            
              FILE - Thick smoke billows into the sky from the area behind the Statue of Liberty, lower left, where the World Trade Center was, on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001. (AP Photo/Daniel Hulshizer, File)
            
              FILE - Pedestrians in lower Manhattan watch smoke billow from New York's World Trade Center on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001. Just this century, the 9/11 attacks in 2001, as the US launched a “shock and awe″ war on Saddam Hussein’s Iraq two years later, March 2020 as the pandemic began to sweep across the globe, killing millions and upending everything in its path, and most recently when Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, 2022. The latter brought ruinous war back to Europe’s heartland. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta, File)
Analysis: Russia’s war in Ukraine reaches a critical moment