The UK’s defence chief said Vladimir Putin is “failing on all of his military strategic objectives”.
Admiral Sir Tony Radakin told BBC’s Sunday With Laura Kuenssberg programme: “At the very outset, we said that this was a strategic error by President Putin and strategic errors lead to strategic consequences.
“And in this instance, it’s strategic failure. Putin is failing on all of his military strategic objectives, he wanted to subjugate Ukraine, that’s not going to happen.
“He wanted to take control of the capital, we saw that that was defeated earlier on.
“We saw that he wanted to weaken Nato. Nato is now much stronger, and we have Finland and Sweden joining.
“He wants to break the international resolve. Well, actually that strengthened over this period, and he’s under pressure, his problems are mounting.”