According to military expert Alexey LeonkovThe Ground Forces form the backbone of the Russian Armed Forces.
“We are still a land power, although we have access to three oceans,” the expert said in an interview with MK.
Leonkov explained that it is the Ground Forces that cover tanks, artillery, multiple rocket launchers and other branches of the RF Armed Forces. However, during the special military operations (SVO) in Ukraine, the main combat contribution is made by artillery.
“If you look at the affected objects and the elimination of the enemy combat force, then the main force that ensures the conduct of hostilities both in defense and in the offensive is artillery,” Leonkov said.