"Bubble burst" of Russian military power

Author : Volodymyr Ohryzko

Source : 112 Ukraine

Russian nuclear capacity is an order of magnitude less than announced – Ukrainian ex-Foreign Minister
12:27, 1 October 2015

112 Agency

The real military power of Russian Federation is much less, than it uses to declare, states former Ukrainian Foreign Minister, Center for Russian Studies expert Volodymyr Ohryzko.

"Recently, our Center for Russian Studies has organized a conference, in which we managed to find out the actual military potential of Russia. Military experts, not only Ukrainian, but international as well, are convinced that in sooth there is some power. Nevertheless, this strength is not as strong as Russians do assure. Their nuclear capacity is an order of magnitude less than announced. Many nuclear facilities have almost exhausted their resources; they require some proper maintenance, repair, which the Russians cannot provide do more", explained the expert.

"The same situation is with the other weapons. According to specialists, Russia today actually has about 100-120 thousand troops that are capable of fighting," he notes.

Recalling, according to the Stratfor experts, at least $2 billlion from Russian 2015 budget went to sustain the military support in eastern Ukraine.

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