The Russian side has numerous losses at the front, which is why a second wave of mobilization is taking place in Russia. However, the mobilized, probably, will not be trained, but will be immediately sent to combat missions.
Military expert Oleg Zhdanov told Channel 24 about this. According to him, it would be difficult to call high-quality reinforcements.
How are things going with mobilization in Russia
Oleg Zhdanov said that, according to Ukrainian intelligence, in Russia almost everything is ready for a new wave of mobilization.
“Russia will be able to form additional battalions in each regiment. If before there were three , then now there will be four or five,” he explained.
According to him, this suggests that the Russians are creating a human reserve in each regiment.
They cannot form new units today: there is no equipment and weapons. However, the human reserve can, – the military expert emphasized.
Zhdanov noted that instead of the killed and wounded soldiers, new ones will arrive in their place.
“On this principle, Russia will recruit its military units on the territory of Ukraine. It is for this that the second wave of mobilization will be appointed,” he stressed.
In his opinion, mobilization in Russia is slowly starts to gain momentum.
Oleg Zhdanov told what will happen to mobilized Russians: watch the video
Training mobilized Russians
Oleg Zhdanov noted that no one will especially teach the mobilized Russians. They will be recruited into teams and sent to military units.
“My prediction is that it will continue to form something like regimental schools, as it was during the Second World War,” – he emphasized.
According to a military expert, this was practiced before the Second World War. In particular, the regiment taught its own fighters.
I think that they are unlikely to be able to properly prepare this mobilization reserve here,” he said.
Zhdanov added that the Russians are dying every day and the reserve needs to be replenished quickly.
What other problems are there in Russia
Oleg Zhdanov, relying on the data of the GUR, stressed that Russia's high-precision missiles would be enough to carry out two or three massive strikes of more than 80 missiles.
“In this regard, they have a deficit,” – he confirmed.
In addition, according to the military expert, there are minor misunderstandings within the Russian leadership.
As for Yevgeny Prigozhin, we are seeing that they are trying to remove him. Not the fact that it is physically removed, but the fact that politically, he said.
In his opinion, in this way the head of PIK “Wagner” is being “shoved back behind the scenes” so that he does not loom on the political Olympus of Russia.
What's wrong with Putin
Besides this, Russian President Vladimir Putin himself has problems. He is being treated.
“At first, he seemed to be treated by Israeli doctors, then by Chinese, now again like Israeli ones. Medicine provides him with maximum support in the fight against the diseases that he has,” Zhdanov said.
However, the Russian dictator cannot find a place here either and rushes from one doctor to another, given that the approaches of Israeli and Chinese doctors are different.
Mobilization in Russia: latest news
- Russia continues to mobilize for the war against Ukraine. As expected, Russian citizens are not averse to fighting, and therefore Russia coped with the mobilization of 300,000 quite quickly.
- Ukrainian intelligence said that Russia wants to create a 2-million-strong army Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu announced large-scale “reforms” in the Russian army during 2023-2026 and said that the number of personnel will grow to 1.5 million people.
- Experts at the Institute for the Study of War ISW assumed that Putin would announce full mobilization during the speech on January 18, but this did not happen.