BLUFRussia’s invasion of Ukraine has exposed the weaknesses in its army, which include: poor and inflexible leadership, poor troop morale, corruption, inadequate logistics, old equipment, and lack of support for front-line troops.
Brad Lendon writing for CNN, makes the following points:
- Many Russian troops do not know why Putin invaded Ukraine.
- Ukraine targeted and killed Russian generals and colonels who would have been expected to rally the Russian forces.
- Due to Western sanctions, Russian industry is finding it challenging to replace battlefield losses.
- Russians being encouraged to join the army by commutation of prison sentences, big cash bonuses, and then being given little training—are unlikely to make effective soldiers.
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References from the Web
- MAY 2022 The Overlooked Reason Russia’s Invasion Is Floundering-the Atlantic
- SEP 2022 I met President Zelensky, an even larger presence than social media suggests-Sydney Morning Herald
- SEP 2022 Russia-Ukraine War Russian Setbacks Are Hampering Army Recruitment, Says Pentagon Official-New York Times