Senior Policy Director John Erath spoke with Newsweek about Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council Secretary Oleksiy Danilov’s recent comments that Russia has “at most two or three, maybe four more [mass-strike missiles] to spare.”
John Erath, senior policy director at the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, told Newsweek that Danilov’s comments regarding Russia’s missile arsenal were likely strategic.
“[Danilov’s] goal is to reassure the Ukrainian public that they can fight on, so any comments should be read in that light,” Erath said. “That has been the critical factor thus far: the will to resist.
“Kyiv is well aware that the Russian strategy is to wear down the will to resist through attacks on civilians and infrastructure and wants to signal that these will not achieve their goal.” Read more