Such a conclusion was made by British military experts, studying the results of the NATO joint military exercises recently held in Ukraine, The Daily Telegraph reports.
“In the unlikely event of a direct confrontation between NATO and RUS [Russia], we must acknowledge that RUS currently has a significant capability edge over UK force elements,” the paper reportedly said.
The report also reads that one of the goals of Russia's aggressive policy in Ukraine is to test in practice the "new methods of warfare, as well as to test modern and prohibited weapons."
In June, Poland and its NATO allies launched the largest-ever joint military exercises aimed at shoring up security on the alliance's eastern flank amid the West's worst standoff with Russia since the end of the Cold War.
More than 31,000 soldiers from 24 NATO and former-Soviet "Partnership for Peace" states including Ukraine took part in the manoeuvres, held biannually across Poland since 2006.