Soldiers refuse to fight: Britain's intelligence pointed to Russia's big problems within the army
Russia has a high level of conviction of soldiers who refuse to fight. This indicates the low morale of Russian servicemen and their unwillingness to perform military actions.
This was reported by British Intelligence. The corresponding report was published on the Twitter page of the Ministry of Defense of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland on August 30.
On July 18, 2023, Mediazona reported that Russia convicts about 100 soldiers a week for refusing to fight. For example, on August 25, a military court of the aggressor country sentenced two soldiers of the Russian Armed Forces to imprisonment for at least two years in a colony for refusing to obey an order to return to the front in Ukraine.
British Intelligence noted that if such trends continue, Russia will issue about 5,200 convictions against "refuseniks" every year.
"Refusal to fight is likely to reflect the lack of training, motivation and high-stress situations that Russian forces face across the Ukrainian front line," the report said.
The aggressor is likely to compensate for the reduced number of occupiers by sending a mass of poorly trained soldiers to the front lines.
"Since partial mobilization in September 2022, Russia has adapted its approach to warfare, using human mass for offensive and defensive operations," the UK intelligence noted.
As OBOZREVATEL wrote:
- Propaganda media recently boasted that the Russian occupation army has begun using "combat" horses in the war against Ukraine. The invaders claim that the animals are better suited for certain tasks than trucks.
- The Kremlin continues to conceal the huge losses of personnel in the war in Ukraine. They are burned in the temporarily occupied cities of Ukraine in order not to send the bodies of liquidated invaders to the Russian Federation.