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Russia prohibited military personnel from driving civilian cars - ISW

Russia prohibited military personnel from driving civilian cars - ISW Russian authorities have likely prohibited military personnel from driving civilian cars (photo: Getty Images)

The Russian military command has reportedly imposed a ban for soldiers and officers on the use of civilian vehicles for military purposes, reports ISW .

It is reported that an attempt was made to confiscate all UAZ off-road vehicles in one of the Marine Corps units, but the officers of this unit persuaded officials to allow them to keep the vehicles.

The prohibition on using civilian vehicles for military purposes may complicate the movement of Russian military personnel, the supply of supplies and ammunition, as well as the evacuation of the wounded, ultimately demoralizing the servicemen. It is anticipated that such a prohibition is related to attempts to minimize cases of desertion and make options for unauthorized retreat from positions more difficult.

Key finding by ISW

  • The official representative of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Maria Zakharova, emphasized that Russia's goals in Ukraine have not changed, reiterating the Kremlin's territorial demands.

  • The Kremlin continues to express a growing anti-Israeli stance in the conflict between Israel and Hamas militants, despite pretending to be a neutral arbiter in the conflict.

  • The Russian military authorities in Armenia are likely trying to maintain military control over Armenia amid worsening Armenian-Russian relations.

  • Russian forces have continued offensive actions in the areas of Bakhmut and Avdiivka, making advancements in some areas.

It was reported earlier that Russian occupiers have prohibited the movement of vehicles with Ukrainian license plates in the temporarily occupied territories starting from January 1, 2024.