Putin underestimated Ukraine’s resistance, this led to unbearable losses of Russian troops – British intelligence

It is reported in daily review British Ministry of Defense.

“Rrssia’s underestimation of Ukraine’s resistance and its expectation of a ‘best case scenario’ has led to obvious operational failures. This prevented President Putin from claiming significant military success in Ukraine at the May 9 Victory Parade.

According to British intelligence, the plan for the Russian invasion of Ukraine was most likely based on the erroneous assumption that the Russian army would meet limited resistance from the public and the Ukrainian Armed Forces and be able to quickly surround key cities.

As noted, this assumption led the Russian forces to try to conduct the initial phase of the operation with an easy approach, designed to achieve an early victory with minimal losses.

“This miscalculation led to unbearable losses and a further decrease in the operational focus of Russia,” the review says.

As reported, despite expectations, on May 9, Russian President Vladimir Putin at a parade in Moscow during his speech did not declare war Ukraine. He also said nothing about a possible general Russian mobilization.


At 4 am on February 24, 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a “special military operation” in the occupied Donbas. Russia launched missile strikes on Ukrainian territory and launched a direct full-scale invasion in four directions. The armed forces of Ukraine are rebuffing the enemy, the blitzkrieg plan – to capture Kyiv in two or three days – failed, the Russian army retreated from the capital. The Russian military commits thousands of war crimes and crimes against humanity throughout Ukraine.

Center for Investigative Journalism keeps a daily log Russia’s war against Ukraine on all platforms:

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