What Has Changed in Russia’s Military Tactics and What Should We be Ready for?

If earlier there was an attempted blitzkrieg and a plan to force Ukraine to surrender in a rush, then now a different approach is on the agenda.

I do not see any major changes in Russia’s strategy for this war. After all, the ultimate goal is to destroy Ukraine as a state. Changes have taken place in operational and tactical approaches to achieve this goal. The final prize is to set up a closed zone, a “belt” on the border between Russia and Ukraine, no matter how deep this zone is.

Mykola Sunhurovskyi

Director, Military Programmes

Born in 1951 in Moscow.


Orenburg Higher Military Air Defence Forces School (1972);

Kyiv Air Defence Forces Academy (1982);

Higher School of Entrepreneurship, Kyiv Institute of National Economy (1991).

Ph. D. in Technical Sciences, Senior Research Fellow, the author of more than 90 publications.

Colonel (Ret.) with 31 years of military service, half of that term — at research institutions. Research profile — systems analysis, strategic planning, analysis methods, national security.


Most recent position in state bodies — Department Chief at the Analytical Service of Ukraine's NSDC Staff;

Since December 1999 — Razumkov Centre Programme Co-ordinator;

Since February 2000 — Freelance Consultant to the National Security and Defence Committee of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.

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