War in Ukraine
The report by the Royal United Services Institute drew on testimony from senior figures in the Ukrainian military and provides a comprehensive overview of the war so far. ...The analysis adds a warning about the continued potency of the Russian military. At the start of the war, Ukraine had 900 tanks compared with 2,800 under Russian command and a further 400 operated by Russian proxies in the Donbas region. Meanwhile it warns that Moscow still regards its soldiers as an “inexhaustible resource to be expended” — even though, with an ageing population, Russia will be unable to form large armies in the future — and Russian culture “does not place a great deal of value on human life”.