What does Kherson mean for Putin?

President Zelensky has visited the liberated city of Kherson and spoke of a “long and difficult path” ahead. The change in control of the city is seen as a major setback in Moscow, but the Kremlin still insists that Kherson is part of Russian territory.

The BBC’s security correspondent Frank Gardner looks at what could happen next. Also, Mark Galeotti, author of Putin’s Wars: From Chechnya to Ukraine, assesses the impact on President Putin and his leadership.

Today’s episode was presented by Vitaly Shevchenko and Victoria Derbyshire.

The producers were Arsenii Sokolov and Clare Williamson. The technical coordinator is Michael Regaard. The series producer is Estelle Doyle, the assistant editor is Alison Gee and the editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.

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