Russia does not provide its soldiers with the most necessary things. First of all, this concerns the individual equipment of the soldiers of the new wave of covert mobilization.
This is evidenced by the intercepted conversations of the invaders, published by the SBU.
“What we are wearing right now is scary. It’s hard to call it equipment,” the occupier, who had just been sent to war in Ukraine, complains to his mother.
Therefore, he asks her to borrow money in order to buy protective equipment at her own expense: unloading, helmet, body armor.