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Murrett Weighs in on the Biggest Setbacks for Putin’s Invasion of Ukraine in Newsweek Article

February 24, 2023


Robert B. Murrett

Robert B. Murrett

Russia may have stabilized positions in the east and south of Ukraine and made small gains ahead of an offensive, but Ukraine has been keeping Russia at bay. Experts weigh in on the the key setbacks so far for Putin's invasion over the last 12 months.

Retired U.S. Navy Vice Admiral Robert Murrett, professor of practice of public administration and international affairs, says that at the strategic level, the biggest setback for Putin is "the huge casualties that the Russians have taken."

Russia's forces have been impacted by "the weakness that they have shown in their command structure and the lack of training and effectiveness of their ground forces in particular, but also to some degree, their air and naval forces," says Murrett. 

Read more in the Newsweek article, "Five Moments That Defined Putin's Disastrous Year At War."

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