The Cipher Brief Open Source Report for Friday, February 25, 2022

February 25th, 2022 Open Source Podcast

The Cipher Brief Open Source Report for Friday, February 25, 2022

It has been an incredible 36 hours with fast-moving developments over Russia’s military invasion of Ukraine. Topping the news today - Germany is signaling its willingness to cut Russia from SWIFT global financial system and Moscow is making new threats toward Finland and Sweden in what appears to be aimed at their signaling interest in joining NATO. Meanwhile, Ukrainian President Volodomyr Zelenskiy is telling EU leaders that this may be the last time they see him alive. The EU has approved a second round of sanctions on Moscow as Putin urges the Ukrainian military to surrender. And Moscow says its open to negotiations with Ukraine. This comes as the Russian military meets with stiff resistance in parts of Ukraine. Let's get to the rest of today's report.

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