Atlantic Council: Russia’s military isn’t ready for an escalation. Ukraine and its partners can exploit that

2022-09-29 | Expert publications

By Irina Plaks. Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decision to mobilize hundreds of thousands of Russian reserves this month will almost certainly exacerbate internal divisions within Russia by highlighting his regime’s poor military-personnel policies. This should prompt Ukraine and its Western allies to prepare for an onslaught of poorly trained, disjointed troops.

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