VFW POST 406 Conference – Newport this week

Community Submission


Assessment of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict Observations and perspectives of the last four months

Newport Elks Lodge 104, 141 Pelham Street, Newport

5:00 p.m.: Hors d’oeuvres and cash bar

6:00 p.m.: Conference

All are welcome!

In the early days of Russia’s massive invasion of Ukraine, many observers expected it would take weeks, if not days, for the Russian military to wrest major concessions from Kyiv. Two months later, Russia was forced to abandon its campaign to take Kyiv, and its invading forces suffered huge losses in personnel and equipment. Even with these setbacks, its reinforced and partially reconstituted units continue to advance and remain locked in fierce fighting with tough and resilient Ukrainian forces.

Brigadier General (Ret.) Peter B. Zwack, currently a Global Fellow of the Wilson Center’s Kennan Institute, provides an assessment of Russia’s performance and gives his personal perspective on Russia itself. Brig. General Zwack also served as a senior United States defense official and attaché to the Russian Federation from 2012 to 2014,

Come meet your local veterans and learn how the war in Ukraine is affecting NATO and Europe’s security posture.

Angela C. Hale