Military drills "Caucasus-2016" showed the weakness of Russian Army: Russian Army is a ‘colossus with feet of clay' – Ukrainian Chief of Staff

16:28 Sep. 18, 2016

Russian Army is a ‘colossus with feet of clay' – Ukrainian Chief of Staff

Viktor Muzhenko on the observatory position (Viktor Muzhenko / Facebook)

Ukrainian Army commander analyzed Russian forces' strategic drill ‘Caucasus-2016'

Ukrainian Army Chief of Staff Gen. Viktor Muzhenko revealed his summary of massive and notorious Russian Army's strategic drills "Caucasus-2016".

"The question arose: "How Russians deal with a setting of formations and units of reservists in Kuban, Ukrainian Crimea and other regions? "The response is: we saw ‘colossus' feet of clay'. We have information that they were able to gather only 10% of the planned number of reservists. They do not have enough people willing to serve as reservists," he wrote on Facebook.

Read also US concerned over Russian military drills near Ukrainian border

Muzhenko sums up: "It is a positive signal for Ukraine. Conscious Russians and Ethnic Ukrainians don't want to be victims and human junk to satisfy expansionist ambitions of the Kremlin. A good indicator for predicting the real enemy capabilities in providing quality human resources for his bellicose aggressive rhetoric".

As UT reported earlier, Russia conducted major military exercise in annexed Crimea.

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