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Why Russia can't take the skies over Ukraine



As experts the world over continue to try to divine why Russia has failed to capture air dominance over Ukraine two weeks into the fighting, stories, pictures and videos of Russian aircraft being downed by Ukraine’s military continue to surface. It would seem that popular perceptions of Russia’s military—which have been intentionally shaped by Moscow for years—are beginning to unravel as Russian forces pour further into its embattled neighbor.

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Citations:
-Justin Bronk’s analysis: https://rusi.org/explore-our-research/publications/commentary/mysterious-case-missing-russian-air-force
-Guy Plopsky’s quotation: https://theaviationist.com/2022/03/04/russian-campaign-in-ukraine/

Further Reading:
-Russia’s focus on perception is costing them the skies over Ukraine: https://www.sandboxx.us/blog/russias-focus-on-perception-is-costing-them-the-skies-over-ukraine/
-How Russia uses the media to convey a false image of military prowess: https://www.sandboxx.us/blog/russias-high-profile-weapons-are-all-smoke-and-mirrors/

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