Underage boys from areas of Ukraine conquered by the Russians have been banned from traveling abroad, Andriy Yusov, a representative of the Ukrainian military intelligence (HUR), said. He added that the authorities in the Kremlin, being aware of the losses incurred at the front, “are already preparing for future defeat.”
The Russian military authorities are preparing to mobilize even 17-year-olds from the conquered territories Ukraine. Underage boys have been banned from traveling abroad, Ukrainian military intelligence (HUR) Andriy Yusov said on Thursday.
This war will affect everyone Russia. They must understand that it cannot be avoided without overthrowing the regime and withdrawing from the occupied territories, Yusov told Apostrophe TV.
He added that the authorities in the Kremlin do not intend to abandon plans for further mobilization, but on the other hand, being aware of the losses incurred at the front, “they are already preparing for future defeat.”
Partial mobilization in Russia
On September 21, Putin issued a decree on partial mobilization for a war with Ukraine and threatened to “use all means” to defend Russia against an alleged threat from the West. Shortly after this decision, there were many reports of organizational chaos during the mobilization.
People with disabilities and without military experience were drafted into the army. Numerous cases of drunkenness among the conscripts were recorded, alarms were also raised about the terrible accommodation conditions of the reservists and the low quality of the weapons issued to them.
In September and October, hundreds of thousands of men left Russia or tried to leave Russia for fear of being sent to the front.
At the end of November, the Ukrainian general staff alarmed that the next phase of mobilization was planned for January-February 2023 in Russia. According to the independent Russian portal Meduza, in the coming months, up to 1.2 million men may be arrested, mainly from outside large cities.
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