Russian soldiers drafted to fight in Ukraine as part of a partial mobilization by Russian President Vladimir Putin were more likely to be sent to the entrance with “minimal relevant preparation”, Britain’s Department of Protection said on Monday.
The ministry mentioned in its intelligence update that the first men recruited for mobilization had begun to succeed at army bases and that Russia now faced “administrative and logistical problems in directing the troops.”
“In contrast to most Western militaries, the Russian military provides initial training for lower-level soldiers in its designated combat program, rather than specialized training services,” the substitute said. “Typically, one battalion in each Russian brigade is stationed while the other two brigades are stationed, and a group of instructors may be sent to guide recruits or reinforcements. Nevertheless, Russia has deployed many third battalions in Ukraine. “
Most of the mobilized soldiers did not have military expertise for “years”.
“The shortage of trainers and Russia’s rush to mobilize mean that the bulk of the recruiting force may be moved to the entrance without relevant preparations,” the Defense Ministry said. “You may be putting up with exorbitant turnover prices.”
Part of the draft Putin proposed last week applies to Russian residents in the reserve and those who have served in the military and who “have a certain amount of military expertise and related expertise.” The order was supposed to designate as many as 300,000 soldiers to fight for Russia, as the Ukrainian counteroffensive has already caused Putin’s army to suffer many setbacks.
There are already signs that Russia’s mobilization process will not be smooth sailing. Films circulating on social media show drunk Russian men, believed to be recruits, of their strategy for Ukraine.
Anton Gerashchenko, adviser to the Ukrainian interior minister, tweeted a video on Saturday showing who he thought was a conscripted Russian who was handling guns that gave the impression of ageing. rust.
The U.S.-based Institute for War Studies (ISW) wrote in its latest assessment that Russia’s partial mobilization system “is struggling to perform the duties of Russian President Vladimir Putin and is unlikely to be capable of helping to mobilize reserves, even if “Unless the Kremlin can quickly fix fundamental and systemic problems, Putin’s plan will emerge.”
The issue of implementing the Russian design was accompanied by a backlash against the mobilization order at home, the report said. The impartial human rights cause, OVD-Data, estimates that 2,386 people have been arrested during protests against mobilization in Russia from September 21 to 26.
Information week The Russian Ministry of Protection has been contacted for comment.
Russian conscripts sent to the entrance are likely to have only one “minimal” preparation: Britain