“Now it will search for the guilty. The good news is that their successors are unlikely to be better than those in whose place they are put,” said the expert.
New layoffs among the Russian generals indicate that Russia's political goals in Ukraine prevail over military planning.
Co-director of foreign policy programs, coordinator of international projects of the Razumkov Center, military expert Oleksiy Melnik said this in an interview with OBOZREVATEL.< /p>
He noted that the general is the brain, the leading and coordinating force. Nevertheless, many generals of the Russian Federation “are unlikely to deserve these positions precisely because of their businesslike traits.”
Melnik believes that “when loyalty, paternalism, etc. become a criterion, quite often people fall into these positions who, quoting the classics, “have long since surpassed their level of incompetence”
Melnik said that even if we assume that some of the Russian generals are really professionals, then another feature of the conflict is that conditionally political goals in relation to Ukraine, military planning dominates.
“Intense political interference in the planning of military operations almost always leads to the failure of the military,” Melnyk said.
He added that after the defeat, the search for the guilty begins, because “politicians cannot admit that political instructions were wrong.” The perpetrators are being sought at the level of the perpetrators.
“So, now there will be a search for the perpetrators. The good news is that their successors are unlikely to be better than those in whose place they are put,” Melnyk concluded.