11 instead of 3000: Russians do not want to fight
Due to heavy casualties during hostilities in Ukraine, the Western Military District's contract selection points were given an additional task to select candidates to replenish military units that lost their combat capability by contract servicemen.
As it turned out, the citizens of the Russian Federation do not want to go to military service under a contract because they understand that they will soon be sent to the war zone in Ukraine.
In March of this year, only 11 servicemen were enlisted in the Western Military District by contract:
- in the 1st Panzer Army - 8;
- in the 6th General Army - 2;
- in the 20th General Army - none;
- in the Baltic Fleet - 1.
Due to the non-fulfillment of the recruitment plan, which is about 3,000 servicemen, the commander of the Western Military District, Colonel-General AA Zhuravlyov, plans to dismiss Major General I. Belyavsky, Head of the Personnel Department of the Western Military District.