Russian military blogger fears Ukraine: “There will be no safe places in western Russia”

Russian military bloggers and Russian propagandists have criticized the Russian armed forces. This reports The Kyiv Independent with reference to a new report by the U.S.-based Institute for the Study of War.

The criticism: the Russian armed forces are” incapable of defending Russian territory and military facilities.” At the same time, there is also criticism toward the Russian Defense Ministry’s censorship measures, according to the think tank. One example cited is a military blogger who criticized Russian television for not reporting on recent attacks in the Pskov region. It is indicative of the Russian Defense Ministry’s efforts to limit coverage of the war in Ukraine, he said. ISW points to another military blogger who expressed concern about Ukraine’s growing military capabilities. There will be “no safe places in western Russia” and calls for Russian forces to take that into account when securing strategic facilities.

Several transport aircraft were damaged or destroyed in an attack on a Russian airport in the Pskov region yesterday, August 30, 2023.

Image:, Vladimir Putin (2022-12-16), CC BY 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons (image size modified)

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