Skip to content
Edit post

UK intelligence: Putin's acceptance of problems 'highlights dysfunction' of mobilization

by The Kyiv Independent news desk October 3, 2022 11:34 AM 1 min read
This audio is created with AI assistance

Support independent journalism in Ukraine. Join us in this fight.

Become a member Support us just once

Russian dictator Vladimir Putin has admitted his mobilization isn't going well. "A lot of questions are being raised… and we must promptly correct our mistakes and not repeat them," he told Russia's Security Council, according to the U.K. Defense Ministry.

"Putin's unusually rapid acknowledgment of problems highlights dysfunction of the mobilization over its first week," the report reads.

"Local officials are likely unclear on the exact scope and legal rationale of the campaign" and have conscripted some personnel not eligible for "partial mobilization" claimed by Kremlin, the U.K. Defense Ministry reported on Oct. 3.

According to it, Russia is also struggling to provide proper training to drafted reservists arriving at the transit camps and find officers to lead new units.

On Sept. 29, the U.K. Defense Ministry stated that mobilization in Russia would significantly affect the Russian economy as the availability of labor is expected to shrink with the mass departure of educated people trying to avoid conscription.

News Feed

5:17 PM

Ukraine increases defense spending by almost $12 billion in 2024.

"Financing the needs of Ukrainian forces is now a top priority. Additional funds for weapons, fortifications, and salaries for servicemen are a critical component of countering the military aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine," Deputy Defense Minister Yurii Dzhyhyr said.
Ukraine Daily
News from Ukraine in your inbox
Ukraine news
Please, enter correct email address
1:38 AM

Zelensky, Trump hold call, discuss future of US support.

President Volodymyr Zelensky and Donald Trump, former U.S. president and Republican presidential nominee, held a phone call on July 19, five years after a fateful 2019 phone call between the two led to Trump’s first impeachment.
MORE NEWS

Editors' Picks

Enter your email to subscribe
Please, enter correct email address
Subscribe
* indicates required
* indicates required
Subscribe
* indicates required
* indicates required
Subscribe
* indicates required

Subscribe

* indicates required
Subscribe
* indicates required

Subscribe

* indicates required
Subscribe
* indicates required

Subscribe

* indicates required
Successfuly subscribed
Thank you for signing up for this newsletter. We’ve sent you a confirmation email.