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Africa’s lessons for Ukraine

12 March 2022

9:00 AM

12 March 2022

9:00 AM

Kenya

During Russia’s invasion of Georgia in 2008 I got a close look at Moscow’s troops and their kit. These contractniki were a ragged bunch with rotting teeth, bad boots and homemade tattoos, using weapons and vehicles that seemed like hand-me-downs from a failed state in Africa. I had expected them to be much smarter.

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