The Kremlin is mobilizing 300,000 Russians: how the required number was determined
Against the backdrop of colossal losses, Sergei Shoigu announced the call for 300,000 reservists. And this is considering the fact that Russia hides losses and lies that it lost 6 thousand of its military in a full-scale war with Ukraine.
Although in reality this figure is already 55,110 occupiers. Therefore, how then they figured out that they needed just a few hundred thousand more – a military expert, reserve colonel of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, military pilot Roman Svitan said about this 24 channel.
According to him, war is mathematics. Therefore, the Russian military calculated the number of troops they could put into service. And also how many of those whom the Ukrainian army sent “to a concert to kobzon” – about a company a day, the expert noted. Therefore, a whole battalion is disposed of in 3 to 5 days.
Therefore, they urgently need to put into operation a certain number of troops that they want to see on the front line, Svitan explained.
Problem number two – contractors
The second problem that the Russians have is contract soldiers whose service life is expiring. Therefore, soon almost a third of the troops that are now in Ukraine will not want to continue to fight and renew contracts.
“That is why a mechanism was needed to force them to stay at the front until the end of the war. Therefore, the decree Putin has a clause that says that the current contracts will end only after mobilization. This suggests that those military personnel are hostages. They did not count on this, “the expert added.
Will it be possible to recruit so many” meat” and when
At the same time, the speed of gaining new “meat” due to mobilization is also limited. There are certain standards to deploy a certain number of personnel in certain areas.
Therefore, I think that within a few months – at least 3, maximum 6 – the Russians really can mobilize a certain number of troops. I don’t know if it will be possible to reach 300,000, but it is quite possible that it will be possible to get half of it before the beginning of 2023. The first to fall under “partial” mobilization are the inhabitants of Crimea, Svitan added.
Partial mobilization in Russia: top news
- There are already queues near the Moscow military registration and enlistment offices. Former paratroopers, tank crews, artillerymen and medics are called there.
- The Russian Ministry of Defense announced that they plan to mobilize 300,000 reservists.
- The Russians have already begun to panic. Residents of the occupying country are already telling each other where they can get a summons to the draft board.
- NSDC Secretary Alexei Danilov called Putin's plan the “Bermuda Triangle” and said that mobilization is a program for the disposal of Russians.