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macross1984 t1_jedbodp wrote

Russia was broken even before Putin corrupted it even further. He could have reversed or at least slowed down degradation of military had he bothered to clean out incompetent superiors but of course, like all true despot, he concentrated instead to enrich himself with wealth and power as well as surrounding himself with yes-man who only told him what he wanted to hear.

The result speak for itself.


OldMork t1_jeddg9s wrote

In USSR they had plans, and if they didnt produce all 1000 winter uniforms or whatever they just faked it, people on all level just signed the papers well aware that the uniforms may or may not exist, to avoid problems.


supercyberlurker t1_jef974v wrote

Putin made a big mistake when:

  • He either didn't know about all the corruption in the military - and then blindly tried to use a decayed force as if it were real strength.
  • or He did know about all the corruption the military - and then dumbly tried to use a decayed force as if it were real strength.

Either way, the veil came off, then the entire world saw how badly Putin had let decay and rot take over.


TequillaShotz t1_jedgbfv wrote

Wars are won with boots on the ground. But since this is a "special military operation", not a war, Russia didn't know this and thus sent her best 100,000 soldiers to perish there for want of adequate equipment, training and strategy.

I don't know what makes me angrier - the death of Russians invaders who died in vain but for the most part had no choice, or the death of Ukrainians who chose to defend their homeland and died for a noble cause.


kels398pingback t1_jeevboe wrote

> best 100,000 soldiers to perish there

Knowing the Chekists that very well may have been one of their goals all along.


Daveinatx t1_jedmmxc wrote

I hope the counter-offensive starts soon, before supplies and lines are replenished


autotldr t1_jedaday wrote

This is the best tl;dr I could make, original reduced by 54%. (I'm a bot)

> Experts at the institute believe that Russian conscripts are unlikely to be sent to fight in Ukraine, but the Ministry of Defense will still have to allocate resources to them.

> The fact that conscripts who will not be sent to war in 2023 will take up these training resources deprives the Kremlin of the ability to train reservists and volunteers.

> At the institute, it is acknowledged that the Russian government may attempt to recruit soldiers for the war in Ukraine, either by forcing or convincing some of the conscripted soldiers who are nearing the end of their service and have some level of training to sign contracts to fight.

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