Russia 'unprepared' for modern war pushes forward nuclear option

Russia is failing to achieve its goal of a million-man army (photo:dpa)
Russia is failing to achieve its goal of a million-man army (photo:dpa)

Russia’s handling of recent security challenges demonstrates its military capabilities are in no state to cope with invasion and sustained warfare, despite the Kremlin’s huge spending on upgrading its forces. This reflects poorly on the outcome of the military reform designed to create modern ‘permanent readiness’ units. Russia may be a force to be reckoned with against Ukraine, but as a military threat to Nato, it is no match – making the use of nuclear as a deterrent increasingly likely.

RUSSIAN President Vladimir Putin doubled the number of troops taking part in snap military drills across Russia to 80,000. The drills included 10,000 armoured vehicles, 65 warships, 16 logistics ves...

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