One of the problems Putin has is he can't use conscripts in combat areas outside of Russia due to Russian laws on the matter. Making Luhansk and Donetsk part of Russia would allow him to use them.
Considering the widely reported situation of poor recruitment and a heck of a lot of soldiers with contracts close to expiring loudly saying they aren't going to re-up, it's a fair guess it's the issue prompting this move.
Had to be fooled into signing contracts first.Russia has been using conscripts in Ukraine.
They've been using Russians and they've been using Donchyani.
In its brutal war against Ukraine, Russia relies on conscript soldiers who are often unaware of their assignments and inadequately trained for combat, independent media reports indicate. Vladimir Putin insisted on several occasions that only professional soldiers and officers were involved in...ge.usembassy.gov
I saw a report today, maybe also CNN, with sat photos of two temp bridges RU has built across the river. Hopefully they will provide an escape route for those poor RU peasant bastards, should they choose to not surrender. The bridges are too fragile to carry tanks and such, thank gawd.this Is a good site for analysis of the state of the battle field. I separately saw a report on CNN that the Russians are in danger of getting overrun near Kershon that they’re at rush of being trapped on the west side of a river and that as many as 5-15K troops might have no choice to surrender. Possibly wishful thinking but I’ll take it.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is increasingly relying on irregular volunteer and proxy forces rather than conventional units and formations of the Russian Federation Armed Forces. ISW has previously reported that Putin has been bypassing the Russianunderstandingwar.org
This is still a #1 question. Did someone get the grand Pootin to delay until they had presented him with another case? Will they be the next to fly like a pigeon from the fourth floor?No speech of Putin, delayed till tomorrow or not. Speculations going on Russian Telegram. Why did he not allow the pre taped speech to be aired ? From a planned assassination of Zelenski failed, or is there a coup going on. Why would Russia play this game...