Weapon of Mass Destruction

A boy walks along a flooded street in the town of Kherson, following flooding caused by damage sustained at the Nova Kakhovka dam on Tuesday. (Photo by STRINGER/AFP via Getty Images)

Every sensational attack in the Ukraine war is a whodunnit.

Russians are capable of anything, of course. They’re always suspects.

But rarely can one firmly rule out Ukrainian responsibility. For them the stakes of the war are existential, so they’re necessarily ruthless in pursuing victory. And they’ve proved more capable of spectacular operations, including deep behind enemy lines, than anyone believed possible before February 2022.

That drone fly-by of the Kremlin last month? That was them, as your humble correspondent surmised. Assassinations of Russian propagandists? Them. Last year’s explosion on the Kerch Strait Bridge? Them. The sinking of the Moskva? Them.

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