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A number of Russian reservists fell after partial mobilization

According to the British secret service, the soldiers would be sent on missions despite health restrictions. Many men are said to have already died.

Russia, Stavropol: A Russian recruit practices at a firing range during a military training session.  On September 21, 2022, Russian President Putin announced a partial mobilization in the country.

Russia, Stavropol: A Russian recruit practices at a firing range during a military training session. On September 21, 2022, Russian President Putin announced a partial mobilization in the country.dpa / Ivan Vysochinsky

According to estimates by British secret services, after the Russian partial mobilization, a large number of reservists who had been drafted died in the Ukraine war. Many of the conscripts would be sent on dangerous missions despite chronic health restrictions, the British Ministry of Defense said in its daily briefing on Friday. There is constant confusion about their respective military experience, training and equipment.

Russia: Relatives can protest

Among other things, in the Donetsk region, around the city of Bakhmut, mobilized reservists had probably fallen in large numbers, the British said. The same applies to soldiers who had to dig trench systems in the Luhansk region while under heavy artillery fire. The Kremlin must be concerned that an increasing number of families of reservists are prepared to protest against the conditions in which their relatives are serving and, if necessary, to be arrested.

The British Ministry of Defense has published daily information on the course of the war since the beginning of the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine at the end of February, citing intelligence information. In doing so, the British government wants to both counter the Russian portrayal and keep allies in line. Moscow accuses London of a disinformation campaign.

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