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Almost five months after Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, the lack of rest among strained Russian forces is likely to contribute to their morale problems and stalled progress in some parts of the country, the ministry of the country said on Monday. British defense.

“The lack of scheduled breaks from the intense combat conditions is very likely one of the most damaging of the many personnel issues for the Russian. [Ministry of Defense] it is struggling to make up for it among the deployed forces, “UK defense officials said in an intelligence update.

As fighting has gathered around the eastern Donbas region in recent weeks, intercepted communications from the front lines have highlighted the fatigue soldiers are facing.

The destroyed houses are pictured in the village of Vilhivka near Kharkiv, Ukraine on Thursday 11 May.
(Reuters / Ricardo Moraes)

The chief Ukrainian intelligence directorate published what were said to be phone calls from Russian soldiers complaining about “conditions on the front line, poor equipment and a general shortage of personnel,” according to the Institute for War Studies, which he also noted the struggles in Russia to provide adequate combat strength.

“Despite growing demands for increased recruitment by nationalist figures, the Russian leadership continues to carry out coercive partial mobilization efforts that are producing only a limited number of replacements while negatively impacting the morale and discipline of forcibly mobilized personnel. “wrote the Institute for War Studies in a recent evaluation.

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The UK Defense Ministry also cited a video from the far east of Russia’s Lake Baikal region purporting to show the wives of Russian soldiers appealing to a local politician to bring their husbands home.

“A woman said that the staff of [Eastern Military District’s] The 5th Separate Guards Tank Brigade is “mentally and physically exhausted”, having been on active combat duty since the launch of the “Special Military Operation” on 24 February 2022, “the UK Department of Defense said. ‘update on Monday.

A fallen rocket, launched from Kherson but intercepted by Ukrainian forces, goes unexploded on the street in Mykolaiv, Ukraine, on April 4.

A fallen rocket, launched from Kherson but intercepted by Ukrainian forces, goes unexploded on the street in Mykolaiv, Ukraine, on April 4.
(Andre Luis Alves / Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

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With peace talks appearing to have stalled, fighting could drag on for “years,” according to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.

“Nobody knows. We must prepare for the fact that it could take years. We must not stop supporting Ukraine. Even if the costs are high, not only for military support, but also for the increase in energy prices and food, “NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told German newspaper Bild am Sonntag on June 19.

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