January 28, 2023


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Ukraine.  London: Russia has a stimulus problem, some forces uncertain

Ukraine. London: Russia has a stimulus problem, some forces uncertain

Russia invades Ukraine. According to the British Ministry of Defense, the Russian leadership is facing increasing problems in stimulating the auxiliary forces, which it uses to replenish regular forces in Donbass, eastern Ukraine, and considers some units unreliable in combat.

“On August 15, 2022, Ukrainian social media channels broadcast a video in which members of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR) military unit announce their refusal to be deployed as part of offensive operations in the Donetsk region,” said the daily intelligence update.

The British Defense added that the separatist militants “claimed that they had fulfilled their obligations to ensure LPR control of the entire Luhansk region, which was achieved in July 2022, and did not want to fight in the Donetsk region despite threats and intimidation by senior commanders”. Ministry.

Russian soldier in Starobilsk, Luhansk region [12 lipca 2022]PAP / Environmental Protection Agency

Russia It is likely to have increasing problems in motivating the auxiliary forces that it uses to replenish its regular forces Donbass. He noted that commanders may resort to direct financial incentives, and some combat units are considered unreliable in offensive operations.

London explained that “one factor that consistently contributes to these problems is the classification of the war by Russia as a ‘special military operation,’ which limits the power of the state to apply legal coercion.”

Main image source: PAP / Environmental Protection Agency

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