Russia’s Victory Day parade was a humiliating flop which had “no military staff” no “modern tanks, infantry fighting vehicles” and there was not even a flypast.
It was the shortest parade in Russian history which took less than ten minutes and across 24 cities military parades were cancelled and officials said this was a result of “security concerns” amid the “current situation.”
Last years there were 11,000 soldiers compared to 13,000 the year before and this year there was just 8,000 which consisted of “cadets and students.”
Professor of Strategic Studies at the University of St Andrews, Phillips P. O’Brien said, “A pretty strong indicator of how much modern equipment Russia has left in stock.”
The advisor to the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Anton Gerashchenko said, “The parade in Moscow didn’t have any modern tanks, infantry fighting vehicles or aviation.
“It was one of the smallest in Russian history, taking less than 10 minutes.
“There was one T-34 tank that took part in WWII. No Iskanders, Armata tanks, aviation.
“The walking part of the parade mainly consisted of cadets and students of military universities, not military staff.
“Russian MoD hasn’t published any information about the parade’s participants, unlike in previous years.”
Speaking to Sky News military analyst Professor Michael Clarke said of the parade “is that it?” adding this is “underwhelming, if so.
He then said, “That’s the shortest parade I can remember seeing.”