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Defence Intelligence: Russia lacks junior commanders

27 Jan, 2023
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Defence Intelligence: Russia lacks junior commanders

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Russia has serious problems with commanders at the platoon or company level. The frontline units of the occupying forces are missing approximately 40% of their junior commanders.

Andriy Chernyak, the representative of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications of Ukraine, reported this in a comment to RBC-Ukraine.

According to a representative of military intelligence of Ukraine, the shortage is observed in enemy units fighting in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

"The Russian Federation will continue offensive actions because it has not achieved its main goal - the full occupation of Donetsk and Luhansk regions. And it is in the units located there, we observe that the occupiers have serious problems with commanders at the platoon or company level. Those who stand on the front line do not want to fight, to go on the offensive. Many want to mutilate themselves to return to Russia's territory and stop fighting. The majority do not plan to extend the contract, but no one asks them," said Andriy Chernyak.

That is why mobilized Russians are often sent on assault operations without command and proper interaction between groups. They may have some minor tactical successes, but they die by the hundreds, and new "cannon fodder" is sent in their place, clarified the representative of military intelligence of Ukraine.

Also, according to him, there are problems with leadership in the Russian army at the highest levels.

"We have already seen and continue to see the frequent replacement of generals and commanders of various levels who have been unable to complete their tasks. Apparently, this is their last chance to correct the situation and at least partially achieve their goals. Therefore, according to our estimates, staffing problems with the team composition of the Russians will only increase daily," concluded Andriy Chernyak.


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