VLADIMIR PUTIN’s strategy of invading Ukraine has been criticised by a former commander at NATO as the drastic invasion of Ukraine has entered its second month.
Speaking on BBC Newsnight, General John R Allen, former Commander of NATO’s International Security Assistance Force, said that it was hard to understand what’s going on in Putin’s mind. In a military update today, Moscow attempted to put a positive spin on its disastrous invasion saying that the first phase of its military campaign in Ukraine was over.
But the update, combined with the West’s claim that Russia has lost 20 out of the 120 battalions originally massed on Ukraine’s border, is the latest sign that Vladimir Putin has rolled back his ambitions and is on the run.
In another embarrassing blow to Putin, it was revealed today that a Russian brigade commander had died after being run down with a tank by his own troops.