Vladimir Putin’s so-called “quality forces” are weakening as the Russian president continues to pour resources into the bloody conflict in Ukraine. This could mean bad news for Putin as he seeks to expand his control over Ukraine and solidify his grip on power at home.
Russian soldiers have been known for their effectiveness during winter warfare. However, according to UK intelligence reports, Russian forces deployed in Ukraine suffer from low morale and a lack of reinforcements. This could mean bad news for Putin as he seeks to expand his control over Ukraine and solidify his grip on power at home.
The British Defence Ministry has said that significant Ukrainian and Russian forces have been deployed around Pavlivka and Vuhledar in southern Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine. The area has been the scene of intense combat over the last two weeks.
According to reports, the Russian forces in Ukraine are suffering from a lack of proper equipment and training and poor morale. Many of the troops are reportedly inexperienced and have been sent into battle without adequate winter gear. As a result, they have been struggling to fight effectively in the cold weather.