How Putin's billions can't beat Ukraine

Putin’s billions can’t beat Ukraine: Russia’s strategic incompetence has left its armed forces ‘significantly weaker’ and less feared - despite Moscow doubling its military budget - MoD reveals

From 2005 to 2018, Russia doubled its defence budget to modernise its forces

It has spent billions developing advanced missile and missile defence systems

Meanwhile, it must maintain and equip one of the world’s largest militaries

Despite its increased spending, it has been unable to break Ukrainian resistance

It has also lost around a quarter of its combat forces in Ukraine, the MoD says

Experts say Russia will be unable to sustain a prolonged invasion of the country…

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