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Ukraine: an ugly truth

12th April 2022 - 12:00 GMT | by Tim Martin in Belfast


Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky visits Bucha in the aftermath of the Russian withdrawal. (Photo: Ukrainian MoD)

The way in which Russia has gone about invading Ukraine defies logic and leaves military analysts with more questions than answers.

In the last editor’s comment for Shephard's Air Warfare magazine, this writer looked at how Russia would likely approach invading Ukraine by focusing on dismantling C2 infrastructure and relying on land-based equipment to assert control, less so on air power. In reality though, much of what has happened since the invasion began beggars belief and confounds all manner of military analysts’ forecasting. Most depressing are the tragic scenes from Bucha, a town near Kyiv, which are currently being investigated by the International Criminal Court in order for evidence of war crimes to be gathered.

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Tim Martin


Tim Martin

Tim Martin is Air Editor for Shephard Media, based in Belfast. 

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