Russia is a “one-trick pony”

Retired Army Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman on Monday called Russia a “one-trick pony” to defeat Moscow’s recent offensive against Ukrainian civilian targets.

“Russia is really a one-trick pony. They can’t do anything on the battlefield. They lose every turn,” said Vindmann. said in an interview On CNN’s “New Day.”

Russian President Vladimir Putin has rushed to use his “limited means” to show Moscow’s forces amid recent battlefield setbacks.

“the only one [Putin] What he can do in response is not a military battlefield — he could terrorize the population. He was able to make the winter miserable for the population.

Vindman, who was born in Kyiv and came to the United States at the age of three, served as Director of European Affairs at the National Security Council until February 2020 during the Trump administration. impeachment trial.

Russia launches over the weekend strike battery Against Ukraine, it attacked civilian areas in what appeared to be a response to Russia’s recent losses.

Already grappling with losing its position in Ukraine successful counterattack Putin was outraged last month when it explodes The bridge connecting Russia and Crimea becomes crippled, blame Ukraine He said he was behind a “terrorist act”. Ukraine is not responsible.

Vindman dismissed the idea that Russian airstrikes had an important strategic purpose.

“A terrorist campaign. It’s all a terrorist campaign,” said a retired Army official.

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