BLUFAlthough Putin has announced a "partial mobilisation", it is unlikely to increase Russia's military capability due to Russia's lack of expertise in training and logistics.
John Lyons writing in ABC News, makes the following points:
- The recent rush to leave Russia by men called up for the army demonstrates weakening war support.
- At the time of the invasion, the Russian military was estimated to be ten times the size of Ukraine's.
- If the so-called Russian professional army, it's difficult to see how calling poorly trained and unfit reservists will help defeat Ukraine.
- Recent Russian attacks on cities have little tactical value and likely will make Ukrainians even more determined.
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References from the Web:
- SEP 2022 Russia’s Army 2022 Expo Was Overshadowed by Its Poor Showing in Ukraine-Popular Mechanics
- SEP 2022 Russia’s underperforming military capability may be key to its downfall-the Guardian
- Article Source: ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
- Media Check: Media Bias/Fact Check (mediabiasfactcheck.com)/ ABC News