Russian President Vladimir Putin On Monday he touted a new era of weapons systems he says are “decades ahead of their foreign counterparts” while his nation faces a tougher-than-expected challenge from the Ukrainian military.
As Russia It is losing not only soldiers but artilleryPutin maintains an optimistic outlook with Russian allies in Latin America, Asia and Africa who have “historically strong, friendly and truly trusting relations” and are being provided with “sophisticated weapons—from small arms to armored vehicles and artillery, fighter aircraft and drones.” According to the English translation of his comment.
“We are talking about high-precision weapons and robotics, combat systems based on new physical principles,” Putin said. “They are many years, perhaps even decades ahead of their foreign counterparts and significantly superior in terms of tactical and technical characteristics.”
Putin made these remarks at the opening of the ARMY-2022 International Military-Technical Forum and the International Army Games 2022 in Moscow. The forum included around 1,500 domestic defense industry enterprises that presented 28,000 modern samples of military and dual-use products that were to be demonstrated.
This reaction has come on the basis of a report by the Washington-based Institute for the Study of War. Russian volunteer soldiers They were allegedly not paid or fed enough and did not receive benefits previously promised for their participation.
Ex NATO Supreme Allied Commander James Stavridis In a recent radio program Putin said he “realized we made a mistake”. As for invading Ukraine in the first place, the destruction of Russian military equipment leaves a six-month window for war due to the “difficulties Putin is facing as the military continues to burn.”
Ukraine has benefited greatly from the High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) provided by the United States, though Russian officials last weekend claimed to destroy A HIMARS launcher and ammunition warehouse near Kramatorsk in the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic.
Mark Kancian, retired US military A veteran and current senior advisor at the Center for Strategic and International Studies said Newsweek That The supply could hamper the Ukrainian war effort In the following months.
In his recent comments, Putin insisted that Russia represents the “widest” and most “comprehensive” military-technical operation, praising allies who “do not bow to so-called hegemony” and contribute to “the defense of the multipolar world.” .”
Meanwhile, Increased concern about nuclear risks Ukrainian officials claim shelling of the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant continues.
“What is happening there is straight up nuclear terrorism,” Energodar Mayor Dmytro Orlov said in an interview with Agence France-Presse (AFP) published on Sunday. “It could end unpredictably at any moment.”