Sudden escalation in attacks no coincidence as Putin aims power plays at NATO before key talks

Sudden escalation in attacks no coincidence as Putin aims power plays at NATO before key talks

This feels like a significant moment in the war in Ukraine, and the timing is telling, coming on the eve of the NATO summit in Washington. If Vladimir Putin wanted the West's attention, he most certainly has it now. Follow latest: Aftermath of deadly strike on children's hospital As ever, there are competing narratives about what happened in Kyiv. Ukraine is adamant Russia was deliberately targeting civilians, a children's hospital no less. But Moscow says it did nothing of the …