June 27, 2023

How the Russian Revolt Could Transform the War in Ukraine

Source: The Messenger

Journalist: Joshua Keating

“I don’t think the Russian front line is in danger of immediate collapse,” Franz-Stefan Gady, a military analyst with the Center for a New American Security, told The Messenger. “We haven’t really seen a slowdown of Russian military operations. Sortie raids by Russian aircraft have been continuing over the last 48 hours. The Ukrainians are still meeting resistance.”

Analyst Michael Kofman noted on Twitter Sunday that by shooting down six Russian military helicopters and a command-and-control aircraft, “Wagner forces likely did more damage to the Russian [air force] over the past day than much of the Ukrainian offensive had in recent weeks.”

But many experts also said that the damage done to the Russian command structure’s credibility will be hard to repair and could ultimately undermine Russia’s war effort.

Read the full story and more from The Messenger.


  • Franz-Stefan Gady

    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Defense Program

    Franz-Stefan Gady has advised militaries in Europe and the United States on structural reform and the future of high-intensity warfare. He is a former Senior Fellow with the I...

  • Michael Kofman

    Former Adjunct Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Security Program

    Michael Kofman serves as a Senior Research Scientist at the Center for Naval Analyses' Russia Studies Program, and a Fellow at the Kennan Institute, Woodrow Wilson Internation...