Crowdfunding Spotlights Russian Military’s Supply Problems in Ukraine

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That one of the world’s most well-funded armies lacks such basic equipment suggests the existence of significant corruption and mismanagement, according to Sam Cranny-Evans, a military expert at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) think tank in London. “There's things like socks, basic equipment that Russian soldiers should have but don't. And that comes back to a culture of corruption that seems to come from the very top,” Cranny-Evans said.