Cover: What Russia Got Wrong

What Russia Got Wrong

Can Moscow Learn From Its Failures in Ukraine?

Published in: Foreign Affairs website (March/April 2023)

Posted on rand.org Feb 15, 2023

by Dara Massicot

Russia's struggles in Ukraine cannot be explained only as endemic military problems. The Kremlin's interference undercut performance in critical ways, and these mistakes collided with fierce Ukrainian resistance, western intelligence, and weapons. Is Russia capable of learning from its failures?

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