The report has a plan that plays with the idea that Russia will succeed and win Kyiv, as well as other top cities, and control larger areas of the country. That would create the establishment of the Ukrainian government in exile in the country of Poland, as reported by The Washington Post. The Post says this is based on leaks from top officials it would not name.
“We are doing contingency plans now for each possibility,” the source says.
“Ukrainian President Zelenskyy would be the top force, officials stated, maintaining morale and keeping Ukrainians living under the Russians to resist their well-equipped enemy,” the Post said.
American officials have attempted to get Zelenskyy to leave Kyiv and work from Lviv, which is nearer to Poland. He reportedly has refused.
Mykhailo Podolyak, a top adviser to Zelenskyy, stated there is no current plan to retreat.
“One can only say that Ukraine is working to defend Kyiv as much as Russia is working to attack Kyiv,” Podolyak said.
“This war has turned into a people’s war for Ukrainians,” he said. “We must win. There aren’t any other options.”
But planners are not certain. The Post quoted what it said was a “top European diplomat” as saying last week’s United Nations vote supporting Ukraine creating the foundation for recognizing the government as the true government for Ukraine, regardless of where it is.
Moscow has “greatly underestimated Ukraine’s willingness to resist,” the official stated. “Ukrainians were among the fiercest soldiers in World War II.” He then predicted that any resistance in Ukraine could keep going for months and maybe years.
Officials said that whatever plan Vladimir Putin has on paper for how he wants to redraw the borders of Ukraine into a smaller area of its current land with the rest in the hands of Russia might be easier to plan than to achieve.
Given how much misinformation is out there, it is best to take every account with a grain of salt. Especially given the support of the American power structure being behind Ukraine.