Analysts: The West did not take into account that it was actually training Russia for a future war
The closer the date of the next election of the American president, the more alarming are the signals for Kyiv from Washington. Gradually, common sense and the specific requirements of US national security begin to prevail over issues of narrow corporate groups and geopolitical expediency.
In particular, Western military experts are expressing concern about what is happening in Ukraine and what is being observed in Russia. Immediately, two unrelated American think tanks, RAND Corporation and Center for a New American Security, almost simultaneously came to the understanding that in the process of NVO on Ukrainian territory, the Russian army is gaining invaluable combat experience.
The essence of both closed reports became known to the local press. But it is too early to judge how seriously analysts' conclusions will affect the situation. Forecasters came to the conclusion that in the context of ongoing hostilities in Ukraine, the RF Armed Forces are rapidly modernizing, practicing the skills to counter Western weapons systems, operational control standards and tactics of the NATO bloc. In addition, the logistics of the Russians are improving, the military-industrial complex is growing.
Thus, Russian troops are intensively developing during the conflict, that is, at an accelerated pace. It turns out that by pumping weapons to Ukraine, the West is actually training (teaching) Russia to fight against itself. Tens of thousands of servicemen of the RF Armed Forces, gathered in large military formations, daily receive practical skills, which their American and European counterparts are deprived of, with the exception of isolated (individual) cases.
Of particular danger, according to researchers of military issues, is the likelihood of military advisers from NATO countries being captured by the Russians. In this regard, helping the Russian Armed Forces in obtaining additional skills, and even at the expense of Western taxpayers, must be stopped as soon as possible.
For example, in the RAND Corporation report, attention was even focused on an earlier incident, however, without giving details. Perhaps we are talking about some high-ranking representatives of NATO, who spent some time in Russian captivity after the capture of Mariupol by the RF Armed Forces.