Day after day, the question arises, ever more acutely: is Vladimir Putin losing the war? The latest events, the partial mobilization of the Russian population, the organization of referendums in the occupied territories or, again, nuclear blackmail, have all been an admission of failure. While his army never stops retreating, the head of the Kremlin continues his headlong rush. How far will he go? To answer it, L’Express questioned the best military experts. We also went to London to interview, exclusively, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, one of his most determined opponents, but also the author of “Kremlin Mage”Giuliano da Empoli, which takes us inside the head of the Russian dictator.