“His military has a lot of other problems, manpower is only one of them,” Burns said, saying the Russian army is poorly equipped and had weak logistical support.

Mia Jankowicz is a news reporter at Insider’s London office (where this first appeared). She previously covered Brexit for The New European and has contributed stories to The Guardian, The New Statesman, Politics.co.uk, and Mic.com, as well as several local newspapers.