There is another narrative. Scott Ritter, the UN arms inspector who said there were no WMDs in Iraq (and was correct against all the narrative at the time), has a different story. The Russian advances on Kyiv and in Odessa were tactical diversionary attacks. They’re now doing what they aimed to go from the beginning: carve off a piece of Eastern Ukraine, the Donetsk region.
Which of these is true? I don’t know. And BBC and CNN don’t know. They, and we, must be careful of what we wish for becoming how we see in this fog of war.