The intelligence services of the United Kingdom have identified one of the weak points of the Russian army. According to intelligence, camouflage exercises by Russian troops involved in the invasion of Ukraine have been “generally ineffective” due to the “low level of combat discipline” of the Russian military.
As such, he indicated that Russia carried out some maneuvers on 24 May around the Crimean bridge that connects the Russian city of Kerch to the peninsula, “including the creation of a smoke screen that partially hides the bridge”. Nuclear, biological and chemical protection troops through the use of smoke generators.
“Russian doctrine considers the use of smoke as part of maskirovka (camouflage and deception), which it places great emphasis on,” he stressed, adding that “in practice, Russian maskirovka has generally been ineffective in the war in Ukraine”. This is probably due to the lack of a strong planning task and to the low level of combat discipline”.
Putin’s latest move
On the other hand, this Monday Russian President Vladimir Putin has implemented a law condemning the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (FACE), a measure adopted after the Russian parliament’s support for a full-scale invasion of Ukraine, February 2022 By order of the Russian President.
The decree, which has been published by the official portal on legal information, includes a brief paragraph that Putin affirmed “condemning the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe, signed in November 1990 in the city of Paris”.
As reported by Europa Press, the draft law was presented to the State Duma (the lower house of the Russian parliament) on 10 May after Moscow’s participation in the treaty was suspended in 2007.
The treaty was signed in Paris in 1990 by the 16 countries that then made up NATO and the six states of the Warsaw Pact. Nine years later, in 1991, following the dissolution of the Warsaw Pact, an updated text of the treaty was signed in Istanbul, Turkey.
The new agreement was ratified by countries such as Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Ukraine. The document limits the number of tanks, armored vehicles, fighter jets, helicopters and heavy artillery on the territory of signatory countries.
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