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3 ways Russia has shown military ‘incompetence’ during its invasion of Ukraine

Vadim Ghirda/AP James Dwyer, University of Tasmania Two weeks into Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, it has become apparent Russia’s military is experiencing failures – both technical and strategic – that are perhaps unexpected from one of the world’s largest military forces. There are multiple issues one could look at in relation to Russia’s poor military performance in Ukraine to date, …

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Ukraine: how Putin used a long proxy conflict to justify invasion

Vladimir Rauta, University of Reading and Giuseppe Spatafora, University of Oxford In the early hours of February 24, Russia attacked Ukraine, beginning with a barrage of airstrikes in the country’s eastern regions. Other major cities came under siege within a matter of hours, including Kyiv. Russian president Vladimir Putin threatened catastrophic consequences if any foreign actor interfered in this “special …

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