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Mobilization will be extremely unpopular, Putin took a political risk

Sep 22, 2022

Russia will face logistical and administrative problems in recruiting 300,000 people in the announced partial mobilization.

This was stated in a daily summary of British intelligence.

"It is likely that Russia will try to create new formations with these troops, which are unlikely to be combat-ready for several months," the report said.

It is predicted that this limited mobilization is likely to be highly unpopular with parts of the Russian population.

"Putin is taking a significant political risk in the hope of creating much-needed combat power. The move is effectively an admission that Russia has exhausted its supply of volunteers willing to fight in Ukraine," the report notes.

Author - Olena Madiak, 22/09/2022

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