The Failed Logistics of Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine




If there’s a small silver lining in Putin’s assault on Ukraine, it’s that we’ve discovered the mediocrity of the Russian military. Russia expected a short and decisive war. Two weeks later, the invasion grinds on.

Already, Russia has lost 4,000 soldiers (the US lost 2,400 during its 20-year campaign in Afghanistan), while Ukraine still retains control of its major cities. Above, Wendover Productions breaks down a major factor behind Russia’s stumble–the failure of its logistics.

For more on this question, it’s worth listening to this interview with Retired Lt. General Mark Hertling, the former commanding general of U.S. Army Europe and 7th Army.  Drawing on his own military experience, he elaborates on the major gaps in Russia’s strategic planning.

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