Down but not out: troops on parade in Moscow during Russia's 2023 Victory Day celebrations. Image: Mil.ru / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY 4.0
The bruising that Moscow’s forces have received in Ukraine will undoubtedly feed into future Russian military thinking. However, the overriding factor will continue to be Moscow’s grand strategy, and how it seeks to use military power in pursuit of geopolitical objectives.
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Dr Andrew Monaghan
Senior Associate Fellow; Founding Director, Russia Research Network