Russian Military Suffering From Multiple Mutinies as Soldiers Rebel: U.K.

Russian soldiers patrol a street on April 11, 2022, in Volnovakha in the Donetsk region. The picture was taken during a trip organized by the Russian military. Reportedly, the Russian military is suffering from multiple mutinies as soldiers rebel, according to U.K. intelligence.ALEXANDER NEMENOV/GETTY IMAGES

British intelligence has claimed that Russian forces will see a decline in morale as it faces mutinies from its soldiers.

The U.K.’s Ministry of Defence Twitter page has given regular updates about the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine since the war began.

On Monday, the Ministry of Defence said Russian forces were suffering significant issues among officers, impacting their effectiveness in combat.

“With multiple credible reports of localized mutinies amongst Russia’s forces in Ukraine, a lack of experienced and credible platoon and company commanders is likely to result to a further decrease in morale and continued or discipline,” the post said in one of his bullet points.

The post went on to claim why Russia was struggling in the battle with its officers.

“Russia has likely suffered devastating losses amongst its mid and junior ranking officers in the conflict. Brigade and battalion commanders likely deploy forwards into harm’s way because they are held to an uncompromising level of responsibility for their units’ performance.

“Similarly, junior officers have had to lead the lowest level tactical actions, as the army lacks the cadre of highly trained and empowered non-commissioned officers (NCOs) who fulfil that role in Western forces.


“The loss of a large proportion of the younger generation of professional officers will likely exacerbate its ongoing problems in modernizing its approach to command and control.

“More immediately battalion tactical groups (BTGs) which are being reconstituted in Ukraine from survivors of multiple units are likely to be less effective due to a lack of junior leaders.”

Newsweek has contacted Russia’s Office of Foreign Affairs for comment.

Russian forces have also faced resistance from soldiers who have already fought in Ukraine and are refusing to return to the conflict, according to reports from the Russian news outlet Caucasus.Realities.

Members of the Russian Guard from Krasnodar, a city in Russia, have filed reports refusing to be sent back to Ukraine. According to a source from the Federal Troops of the National Guard, several of the soldiers cited dissatisfaction with the amount they were paid during their time in Ukraine from February to April as the reason for not going into combat, Caucasus Realities reported.

The source explained in the report that part of the reason paychecks were shrinking was due to the growing exchange rate of the ruble, Russia’s currency.

“Just the other day, a payment for the second month of being there came. And if for the first month they paid 100 thousand, now it’s 50. The command explained this by the fall in the dollar exchange rate—the payment is calculated from about 50 dollars per day of stay, but is made in rubles at the Russian exchange rate,” the source said.

One comment

  1. So, many are claiming that this war could drag on for months and even years. But, when reading such reports as this and many others that illuminate the problems facing the cockroach army, I ask myself, how? How can mafia land maintain this war under such difficulties? Are these reports completely false? Are they mere propaganda? Are they overblown?
    I usually incorporate events on the ground to assess what is truly going on in this war and draw my own conclusions from the combination of reports/articles/opinions and reality. This is difficult when everyone is jumping on one bandwagon.
    However, what this article is reporting and what is happening now in the Donbas makes sense. The lack of proper lower echelon leadership forces the cockroach army to use the methodologies it is now employing; firepower from artillery and rocketry. This is something that doesn’t need a lot of leadership and can be done from a safe distance. This keeps problems with morale at a distance, too.
    I’ve seen a report on TV last night with a TV crew in a large vehicle transporting wounded Ukrainian soldiers to a rear area for treatment. They were mostly light cases, though. But, what struck me was that none even saw a ruskie soldier. They were all wounded solely by shelling of one kind or another.
    This is what’s happening on the ground, relentless shelling, and this is what is keeping the cockroach army going. They are inferior when it comes to fighting with their infantry, so they are using their ace up their sleeves. I thus totally agree that more artillery and MLRS are essential for Ukraine to defeat the enemy.

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