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Putin to intensify mobilization after elections, Ukraine needs to create reserves, MoD states

Putin to intensify mobilization after elections, Ukraine needs to create reserves, MoD states Ivan Havryliuk (Communications Group of the Deputy Minister of Defense)
Author: Daria Shekina

After the elections in Russia, dictator Vladimir Putin will initiate a new wave of mobilization and intensify attacks on the front lines. In connection with this, the Ukrainian army needs to create reserves, according to an article by Deputy Minister of Defense Lieutenant General Ivan Havryliuk for Ukrinform.

Havryliuk notes that one of the main advantages of the occupiers on the front line is the enormous human resources.

"Millions of Russians support their country's aggressive war against Ukraine. Putin manages to maintain control over Russia's information space," the deputy minister writes.

He adds that it is not worth thinking that Russians will stop due to massive losses, as soldiers are expendable material to them, as evidenced by the battles for Bakhmut and Avdiivka.

According to him, since the last meeting in the Ramstein format on February 14, the Russian army has lost more than 32,000 people.

"But neither Putin nor Russian commanders are deterred by massive losses. Undoubtedly, some time after the imitation of elections, Putin will drive his soldiers forward with renewed fervor. He will order the next forced mobilization, and gather new mercenaries," emphasizes Havryliuk.

In his opinion, at the beginning of the new term, Putin will want to achieve victory on the battlefield and intimidate Europe.

"Before this new wave of Russian mobilization reaches the front line, we may have some time to mobilize forces - strengthen brigades, create reserves," the general notes.

Mobilization in Russia

Last year, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that during the new wave of mobilization, Russia wants to call up from 400,000 to 700,000 people. Moreover, it will affect Chechnya and the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine.

The news agency Important Stories reported that mobilized Russians die in the war in Ukraine on average four to five months after receiving their call-up notice, and every fifth occupier does not survive even two.

According to one expert, the intensification of mobilization in Russia after the so-called presidential elections is one of the options.

Earlier, RBC-Ukraine reported that the Russian mobilization resource is being depleted, so the aggressor country is increasingly recruiting foreigners for the war against Ukraine. Representatives from Cuba, Nepal, African countries, and Latin America are in Ukrainian captivity.

Today, the Defense Intelligence announced that mobilization on the territory of Russia is ongoing continuously. At the same time, an increase in the call-up of Russians is expected after the elections of the dictator Vladimir Putin.