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VFW POST 406, NEWPORT, LECTURE SERIES V: Assessing the Russia-Ukraine Conflict Observations and Perspectives from the Past Four Months
June 20 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Newport Elks Lodge 104, 141 Pelham Street, Newport
5:00 PM : Hors d’oeuvres & Cash Bar
6:00 PM : Lecture
All are welcome to attend!
In the opening days of Russia’s massive invasion of Ukraine, many observers expected it would take a matter of weeks, if not days, for the Russian army to force major concessions out of Kyiv. Two months later, Russia was forced to abandon its campaign to take Kyiv, and its invading forces have suffered enormous casualties in terms of personnel and equipment. Even with these setbacks its reinforced and partially reconstituted units continue to push forward and remain locked in bitter fighting with tough and resilient Ukrainian forces.
Brigadier General (Ret.) Peter B. Zwack, currently a Global Fellow with the Wilson Center’s Kennan Institute, provides an assessment of Russia’s performance and provides his own personal perspectives on Russia itself. Brig. Gen. Zwack also served as the United States Senior Defense Official and Attaché to the Russian Federation from 2012-2014,
Come meet your local veterans and hear about how the War in Ukraine is affecting NATO and Europe’s security posture.