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Russian Losses in Ukraine Highlight Manpower Problem

April 3, 2022

Episode Notes:

In the past week, Ukrainian forces have regained territory on several fronts, while the Russian military executed a retreat from the area around Kyiv and continued to focus on the Donbas.

To discuss the latest from Ukraine, Aaron Stein, director of research at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, is joined on the Warcast by Michael Kofman. Michael is the research program director in the Russia Studies Program at CNA and a fellow at the Kennan Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Center.

This episode was recorded before the revelations of executed civilians in Bucha and Motyzhyn.

[ 00:30 ] Update from past week

[ 03:06 ] Russian rate of attrition

[ 06:08 ] Conscripts

[ 10:42 ] Battle for the Donbas

[ 14:33 ] Russian strategy

[ 17:52 ] What's next

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