Russian generals fight according to 20th century’s manuals – expert
Mykhailo Prytula, a military expert, reserve colonel of the Security Service of Ukraine, an expert on military counterintelligence, said that the Russian army operates under outdated military regulations
He spoke about this on Espreso TV.
"Russian generals fight the way they were taught, and they were taught according to the military manuals of the forties, fifties and sixties, where they planned a large number of tanks, tanks are coming and so on. They know how to act, and it is written in their military manuals, and why they do it is because if they act as written in the military manuals, then despite the number of losses, they have no problems with the prosecutor's office and therefore work as they did before," the expert explains.
He emphasized that Ukraine does not have such capabilities, there are no tank guns like in Russia, but there is a sufficient number of anti-tank weapons provided by partners, and in this case, the meaning of such hostile tactics is lost.
"We understand that there is no point in this, but the other side is acting according to a completely different logic, inhuman, that is, the logic is as follows: the commander makes a decision as written in the combat manual, because if he makes it in any other way, the prosecutor's office will act against him. That's why they act as in the textbook: a tank with a trawl goes in front, a dozen tanks follow, and they are destroyed; they don't care that there is no result, because the result is the process itself," Prytula said.
The military expert quoted the principle of the Russian army: "War is nothing, the main thing is maneuver".