General who saved Kyiv now turning battle for Bakhmut

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War in Ukraine


Morale is one of the key differences between the two forces,” said Ed Arnold, a defence analyst at the Royal United Services Unit and a former army officer. According to British Army doctrine, “fighting power” is made up of three components, conceptual — how to fight — physical — the means to fight — and moral — the ability to get people to fight. “Focusing on the ones where Ukraine is on the ascendancy and Russians are just wholly deficient . . . explains why his approach has been so successful,” adds Arnold.