Russia’s Victory Day parade was a humiliating flop which had “no army workers” no “trendy tanks, infantry combating autos” and there was not even a flypast.
It was the shortest parade in Russian historical past which took lower than ten minutes and throughout 24 cities army parades had been cancelled and officers mentioned this was a results of “safety issues” amid the “present state of affairs.”
Final years there have been 11,000 troopers in comparison with 13,000 the 12 months earlier than and this 12 months there was simply 8,000 which consisted of “cadets and college students.”
Professor of Strategic Research on the College of St Andrews, Phillips P. O’Brien mentioned, “A fairly robust indicator of how a lot trendy tools Russia has left in inventory.”
The advisor to the Minister of Inside Affairs of Ukraine Anton Gerashchenko mentioned, “The parade in Moscow didn’t have any trendy tanks, infantry combating autos or aviation.
“It was one of many smallest in Russian historical past, taking lower than 10 minutes.
“There was one T-34 tank that took half in WWII. No Iskanders, Armata tanks, aviation.
“The strolling a part of the parade primarily consisted of cadets and college students of army universities, not army workers.
“Russian MoD hasn’t revealed any details about the parade’s contributors, in contrast to in earlier years.”
Talking to Sky Information army analyst Professor Michael Clarke mentioned of the parade “is that it?” including that is “underwhelming, if that’s the case.
He then mentioned, “That’s the shortest parade I can keep in mind seeing.”