Russia acknowledges draft issues as hostilities break up: On Monday, the Kremlin admitted that there had been several issues with the new military conscription it has implemented to support the Russian offensive against Ukraine.
The admission happened the same day a man shot and critically injured a recruiting official at a draft office in Siberia, allegedly out of anger about the mobilization.
Since President Vladimir Putin ordered a “partial mobilization” last week, ethnic minorities and those unfit for duty have conscripted in rural regions.
In remote locations, protests have broken out, recruiting facilities have set on fire. And hundreds of men of military age have piled into cars and flights to escape beyond Russian borders.
Dmitry Peskov, the spokesman for the Kremlin, agreed there had been errors in the callup on Monday. Still, he made an effort to place the responsibility on the local authorities in charge of mobilizing the nation’s resistive population.
Peskov told the media that there had been instances when the directive had broken.
Analysts predict that the Kremlin would struggle to train and equip the recruits because of Russia’s supply issues and high battle deaths.
According to an assessment by Britain’s defense intelligence agency. Lack of military trainers and quick mobilization mean many conscripted soldiers will deploy with little to no training. As a result, they “are probably going to have a very high attrition rate.”
Moscow and its agents in four seized Ukrainian areas started holding referendums on joining Russia last week, accelerating the invasion of Ukraine in yet another way. The vote has received much criticism for being a fraud.
On Tuesday, it anticipated that the results of the staged election in the four areas will made public. The Kremlin is poised to proclaim the territories’ annexation, which analysts say might escalate the war.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy, the president of Ukraine, has issued a warning that the annexation would enable Putin to claim that he engage in a defensive conflict.