Justin Bronk

The Russian army is failing – but not enough to lose the war

A destroyed Russian tank (Photo: Getty)

There have been three major surprises for military analysts since the Russian military invaded Ukraine.

The first has been the extent of the difficulties faced by the Russian army in terms of logistics, coordination of forces, morale and mobility. The second has been the failure of the Russian air force to achieve air superiority over Ukrainian air defences, and to operate against Ukrainian ground forces at scale.

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Justin Bronk
Justin Bronk is the Research Fellow for Airpower and Technology in the Military Sciences team at RUSI. He is also Editor of the RUSI Defence Systems online journal.

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