The biggest drama for Putin is that after seven months, huge Russia is not able to send to the front an army that surpasses the Ukrainians, at least in terms of numbers. Great Russia – and there is no one to fight, Moscow is not behind you.
Putin cannot explain to the Russians why they should die from a HIMARS missile or a CEASAR projectile near Balaklia.
Russian propaganda prsttles on about the “Russian national debt” in the same words as they used to talk about the Soviet “international debt” in Afghanistan 40 years ago. Russian propaganda outlets play the well-worn record of Bander’s torture of Russian speakers and are afraid to answer the main question:
Why did the soldiers and officers of the 1st Guards Tank Army flee after 4 days of the Ukrainian offensive near Balaklia, abandoning hundreds of military equipment?
Yes, in war you have to retreat, but what is on the mind of the “second largest army of the world” if it leaves most of its weapons to the enemy and flees to the rear with nothing but stolen Ukrainian loot?
Russia can announce a general mobilization, but with low motivation it will be tantamount to defeat.
First, a mass flight of the population and emigration will begin.
Secondly, Russia does not have the weapons, communication, equipment and transport to put millions in order.
Thirdly, Russia has already forced those forcibly mobilized in the occupied territories into battle – this resulted in huge losses, but “punishing Putin” never became an army capable of holding the front and advancing.
Russia will fight for a long time, because it has accumulated a lot of ammunition and military equipment over decades.
But a state that tries to motivate slaves to fight against someone else’s freedom can never defeat a nation that can mobilize itself.
Victims of the “regrouping” of General Konashenkov: the Russian troops fled from the encirclement in small groups, leaving almost all military equipment near Izyum and Kupyansk. But not everyone managed to escape. This is September 10, Volokhiv Yar – Izyum track.