Recording: Lessons in Conventional Warfighting: Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine - Report Launch

Join our webinar for a discussion of the military lessons learned from the Russian invasion of Ukraine, as outlined in a new RUSI research report.

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The full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine which started on 24 February 2022 has provided an invaluable opportunity to assess the capabilities of the Russian armed forces, as well as study the implications of recent technological change on modern warfare. Many publicly available judgements on these issues have lacked supporting data, and public insight into Ukrainian operational planning and decision-making has been limited. To ensure that those drawing lessons from the conflict do so from a solid foundation, the authors of the new report will outline key lessons, based on the operational data accumulated by the Ukrainian General Staff from the fighting between February and July 2022.

The report seeks to provide an in-depth assessment of the Russian armed forces and their military campaign, as well as provide lessons for the British and other NATO militaries, with a particular focus on artillery, logistics, pervasive ISTAR and precision effects.

Authors Lieutenant General Mykhaylo Zabrodskyi, Oleksandr V DanylyukDr Jack Watling and Nick Reynolds summarise their findings and experiences.

Preliminary Lessons in Conventional Warfighting from Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine: February–July 2022


Dr Jack Watling

Senior Research Fellow, Land Warfare

Military Sciences

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Nick Reynolds

Research Fellow, Land Warfare

Military Sciences

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