This is Why Russia Keeps Making the Same Mistakes in Ukraine

Wes O'Donnell
6 min readMar 13

Looks like Russia just picked a whole bouquet of whoopsie-daisy's. Ahem… I’ll show myself out.

Photo by Robert Anasch on Unsplash

Since the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Russian forces have shown a perplexing trait: the inability to learn from previous engagements.

Instead, Russian forces repeatedly drive themselves into minefields, attack well-fortified…

Wes O'Donnell

Army & Air Force Veteran | Global Security Writer for War is Boring, GEN, OneZero, Soldier of Fortune | Law Student | TEDx Speaker