St is still too early to take stock of a conflict that is in danger of becoming bogged down over several months – or even years –, we can already draw seven lessons from it.
1. The reappearance of high intensity
War has again become a matter of tanks, bombers and frigates. Both Russia and Ukraine suffered significant military, human and material losses, which they had to regenerate over time. The blitzkrieg Moscow wanted was not possible, despite the firing of more than 1,300 ballistic missiles at nerve centers in the hope of bringing down the Ukrainian system. A strategy that had already failed when NATO attacked Serbia in 1999. The conquest on the ground and the mass effect are essential.
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