According to estimates by British secret services, after the Russian partial mobilization, a large number of reservists who had been drafted died in the Ukraine war. Many of the conscripts would be sent on dangerous missions despite chronic health restrictions, the British Ministry of Defense said in a daily briefing on Friday. There is constant confusion about their respective military experience, training and equipment.
Among other things, in the Donetsk region, around the city of Bakhmut, mobilized reservists had probably fallen in large numbers, the British said. The same applies to soldiers who had to dig trench systems in the Luhansk region while under heavy artillery fire. The Kremlin must be concerned that an increasing number of families of reservists are prepared to protest against the conditions in which their relatives are serving and, if necessary, to be arrested.