In the Russian army there is a high rate of refusals to fight due to lack of training and motivation. Deserters are replaced by a net mass of mobilized.
As noted in the summary, on August 25, a military court sentenced two Russian soldiers to at least two years in prison for refusing to obey orders to return to the front in Ukraine. Mediazona reported that Russia condemns about 100 soldiers a week for refusing to fight.
“If this trend continues, about 5,200 convictions will be handed down annually for refusing to fight,” the report says.
According to British intelligence, the high level of convictions indicates low morale in the Russian army and the unwillingness of some to fight. The refusal to fight likely reflects the lack of training, motivation and high stress that Russian forces face across the Ukrainian front.
Although some soldiers have refused to fight, and the attrition rate of the army remains high, Russia is likely to compensate for their losses by sending a mass of poorly trained soldiers to the front lines. “Following a partial mobilization in September 2022, Russia has adapted its approach to warfare, using pure mass for offensive and defensive operations,” the British Ministry of Defense said.
Recall, the head of the Main Intelligence Directorate, Kirill Budanov, said that Moscow is considering the possibility of additional mobilization of 450,000 people to be sent to the war against Ukraine.
Now the inhabitants of Russia are being lured into war with Ukraine by high salaries. Salaries and additional benefits will be a strong incentive for people, especially from poor regions of Russia. However, according to British intelligence , Russia is still unlikely to achieve its targets for recruiting volunteers into the ranks of the army.
Source : RBC