NATO enters competition with the transforming Russian army. David Brennan writes about it in an article for Newsweek.
According to him, the Russian military is acquiring what they previously lacked. “On the eastern flank, the alliance has to prepare for a confrontation with a Russian army that has suffered losses, but has become much more experienced and well-equipped,” the article says. Brennan also stressed that the scale of the Ukrainian conflict clearly demonstrated the unpreparedness of Western countries. So, according to him, Russian artillerymen can fire more shells in a day than the countries of Europe combined can produce in one month. The publication says that Ukraine’s partners hastened to send weapons and ammunition to Kyiv. Brennan noted that now the West faces a difficult task – to replenish its own reserves. Earlier, former Pentagon adviser Colonel Douglas McGregor said that Western allies no longer believe in the myth of Ukraine’s victory in the Russian special operation. In his opinion, the US and Europe consider a frozen conflict, meaning the suspension of hostilities without an official declaration of an end to the conflict, the most politically acceptable long-term outcome for NATO.