Russian Chief of Staff Valery Gerasimov (right) talks with President Vladimir Putin at a meeting of the Ministry of Defense in December 2021.

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[Compiler Guan Shuping/Comprehensive Report] The Ukrainian-Russian war situation analysis of the British Ministry of Defense on the 1st pointed out that the Russian Chief of Staff Valery Gerasimov (Valery Gerasimov) served as the supreme commander of Russia's "special military operations" against Ukraine in January Since then, the characteristic of his tenure has been failure, and he also said that the chief of staff is challenging President Putin's tolerance limit for failure.

The Ministry of Defense analysis pointed out that since Gerasimov took over the military operation against Ukraine on January 11, his performance has been characterized by efforts to launch a winter all-out offensive aimed at expanding Russia's control of the Donbass region Scope, "but 80 days later, it became more and more obvious that this plan has failed."

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According to the analysis, the Russian troops on several axes of the Donbass front line "only achieved negligible results, but paid the price of tens of thousands of casualties, and greatly squandered the short-term military advantage gained by the "partial mobilization" in autumn."

The Ministry of Defense believes that Gerasimov, who has been chief of staff for 10 years, "is challenging the limits of the Russian political leadership's tolerance for failure".

In addition, the Russian Ministry of Defense released a video on the 1st. Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu inspected the headquarters of the Russian army fighting in Ukraine. During a meeting with senior military officials including Gerasimov, he promised to expand the supply of ammunition to the troops. The most needed ammunition supply has been determined and necessary steps are being taken to increase it.”