The intentions of the Russian authorities to conduct mobilization are unlikely to ensure the emergence of combat-capable and effective soldiers in the Russian army.
However, it will lead to growing distrust of the country’s leadership.
About this it is said in a report by the American Institute for the Study of War (ISW).
“The Kremlin’s despotic approach to partial mobilization may successfully satisfy the domestic quota for mobilized personnel, but it is unlikely to lead to the emergence of effective soldiers and causes a significant negative reaction within the country,” the report said.
Analysts note that the Russian authorities have already broken their promise to mobilize only those Russians who have military service experience.
“The Russian authorities are forcefully recruiting Russian citizens to fight in Ukraine under trumped-up pretexts, in violation of the Kremlin’s promise to recruit only those with military experience. The Russian authorities are also demonstratively mobilizing personnel (such as protesters) who will join the war in Ukraine with terrible morale,” they add.
We will remind, on September 21, during the morning address to the people, the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin announced a partial mobilization all over the country. According to the statement of the Russian dictator, reserve military personnel with military specialties and combat experience will be mobilized.
In the evening of the same day, it became known about the exchange of prisoners on the territory of several countries: Poland, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and on the border between Ukraine and the Russian Federation. 200 Ukrainian heroes exchanged for Putin’s godfather Viktor Medvedchuk, and the commanders of “Azovstal” – for 55 occupiers.