The United Kingdom’s intelligence services indicated this Wednesday that the Russian military has had “problems enforcing discipline in its ranks” in the framework of the invasion of Ukraine. Furthermore, he said that “problems have probably worsened” after Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decision for a “partial mobilization” in September 2022.
“Credible investigations by independent Russian journalists show that between January and May 2023, Russian military courts dealt with 1,053 cases of personnel absent from active duty without leave, during the entirety of 2022,” he said, citing a statement. published according to British Ministry of Defense via its Twitter account.
Thus, they have argued that “court statistics show that the vast majority of those convicted of absence from active duty without leave are sentenced to suspended sentences, meaning they are charged with ‘special military operations’. ‘ may be redeployed”, referring to the term used by Russia to describe the invasion.
UK Military Intelligence said, “Russia’s efforts to reform discipline have focused on setting an example for those who want to obey and fostering patriotic fervor rather than addressing the underlying causes of disillusionment among soldiers.” have failed.”
Meanwhile, the Kremlin has assured this Wednesday that Russia will achieve its objectives in Ukraine with war or other means, for which reason it does not welcome the final freezing of the conflict, as reported by the official TASS agency Is.
When asked whether this was possible, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, “Russia will only engage in special operations after securing its interests and achieving its goals during a special military operation or by other available means.” considers the opportunity to end the military operation.” struggle to hold on.
Russia initially gave as a rationale for the military operation it launched against Ukraine on February 24, 2022, that it should “liberate” the pro-Russian peoples of the Donbass and “condemn” Ukraine, while it Currently insisting to Russian audiences that a NATO war against Russia is what it must defend against.
According to Peskov, Ukraine also denies any possibility of stopping the armed conflict, but the arguments are very different from those offered by Russia, which seeks to achieve its objectives by all means.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and his team of advisers have repeatedly asserted that a halt to the conflict will only allow Russia to regain the strength to strike again and will not resolve their unshakable principle that Russian troops must withdraw to all occupied areas. Should move away from
Peskov has also indicated that it is “too early to talk about peace initiatives”, as “there are clearly still no prerequisites for peace.” “Special military operations are ongoing,” the Kremlin’s spokesman has settled on the issue.