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Russia strives to solve logistics problems in Ukraine

7th April 2022 - 10:45 GMT | by Alex Orlov in Helsinki

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A fuel tanker used by Russian troops as a transport vehicle in Ukraine. (Photo: Russian MoD)

A lack of modern equipment makes the Russian supply system less effective, strains resources and restricts offensive capabilities — but the invading forces in Ukraine may still be able to adapt.

Events of the past seven weeks since Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine have shown that the plan of attack was flawed from the outset.

Three general axes of advance, considerable distances and reliance mainly on the Russian Ground Forces have made the campaign extremely demanding in terms of supply and logistic support.

After the first month of fighting, the conflict evolved into a combination of high-technology standoff warfare, a conventional land war and a COIN operation.

On the ground, the Russian army heavily relies on the proven combination of armoured and artillery units, which requires a substantial amount of

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Alex Orlov

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Alex Orlov is a freelance journalist based in Helsinki.

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