Kurginyan: Russia became a hostage to wrong military strategy

24.03.2023, Aleksandrovskoye.

The course of the special operation gradually reveals that the military strategy developed in post-Soviet Russia is flawed, political scientist, philosopher, and leader of the Essence of Time movement Sergey Kurginyan said in an interview with Vyacheslav Manucharov on the YouTube channel of Manuchi Empathy program, published on March 13.

“At the beginning [of the special operation] it was said for some reason that there would be a limited expeditionary corps, there would be no mobilizations and everything else, and then, after certain disastrous events in the Kharkov region, the mobilization was announced, which means that the initial point of view on how everything would be implemented and what have really happened are different,” the political analyst explained.

Despite the committed mistakes, one cannot say that Ukrainians are incredibly efficient on the battlefield, it is not true, the analyst explained. He noted that the Russian troops are advancing heroically – “sometimes by a hundred meters, sometimes by two hundred meters, but they are advancing.”

“Something in between the catastrophic victory of the West and Ukraine as a result of Putin’s staggering mistake and our immediate blitzkrieg has happened. What has happened is different. This other thing is generally referred to by real war theorists from the United States and the West as the middle war,” Sergey Kurginyan explained.

He noted that no one in Russia was prepared for such a war, because “real theorists of Defense Minister Serdyukov, for example, said explicitly that such a war is out of the question, and that therefore everything we have for this war – all kinds of cadre divisions and mobilization systems etc. – is unnecessary, and could be turned into one or another type of cottage villages.”

The political scientist explained that in post-Soviet Russia, the country’s leadership did not assume that the country would be involved in any major war. The military commanders thought that there might be combats in hot spots or a nuclear war, and that there would be nothing in between. This was also discussed in this vein at the Russian Security Council, Kurginyan stressed.

“Now we have become hostages of this long-standing strategy with both the Armed Forces and military-industrial complex optimized for it,” the analyst summarized.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency