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Putin's war machine

A military operation that was to last 10 days is now closing in on a year. Mark Galeotti's rigorous book offers a real-time understanding of the Russian operation's catastrophic failure in Ukraine

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Putin’s Wars: From Chechnya to Ukraine

Kanika Datta
Putin’s Wars: From Chechnya to Ukraine
Author: Mark Galeotti
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Pages: 384
Price: Rs 999

If you want a better understanding of why Russia, with an armed force of 1.5 million people, has been unable to overrun Ukraine with a military of just 500,000, Putin’s Wars is a useful read. It offers a deep dive into the innards of the Russian military organisation and strategy from the last days of the Soviet Union to the “special military operation” against Ukraine that was supposed to last 10 days and is now closing in on a year.

The author Mark Galeotti is a Russian security

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First Published: Jan 24 2023 | 10:22 PM IST

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