March 31, 2022

Why Russia's military is bogged down by logistics in Ukraine

Featuring Michael Kofman

Source: Stars and Stripes

Journalists Bonnie Berkowitz, Artur Galocha

After weeks of little success except in southeastern Ukraine, despite relentless shelling and thousands of military and civilian casualties, Moscow said during peace negotiations on Tuesday that it would "drastically reduce" military activity in the northern part of the country, near Kyiv and Chernihiv.

After a surprisingly fierce Ukrainian resistance, "we can suspect that [Russians] did not properly organize the logistics necessary for an effective Plan B, which was to have an actual, serious fight in what is the largest country in Europe outside of Russia," said Michael Kofman, director of Russia studies at CNA, a Virginia-based think tank.

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Authors

  • Michael Kofman

    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...