Britain says the “lack of rest” for Russian troops is one of the “most devastating” problems facing Putin’s army in Ukraine.

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Almost five months in Putin’s invasion The UK Ministry of Defense said on Monday that the lack of rest among the strained Russian forces is likely exacerbating their morale problems and slowing progress in parts of the country.

“The lack of scheduled breaks in intense combat conditions is likely one of the most devastating of the many personnel challenges facing the Russian military. [Ministry of Defense] is trying to rectify the situation among the deployed forces, ”the intelligence report says.

As the fighting unfolded around eastern region of Donbass in recent weeks, intercepted communications from the front lines have revealed the weariness the soldiers are facing.

Destroyed houses in the village of Vilgovka near Kharkov, Ukraine, on Thursday, May 11.

Destroyed houses in the village of Vilgovka near Kharkov, Ukraine, on Thursday, May 11.
(Reuters/Ricardo Moraes)

Ukraine’s Main Intelligence Directorate released what it said were phone calls from Russian soldiers complaining “of conditions on the front lines, poor equipment and a general shortage of personnel,” according to the Institute for Military Studies, which also notes Russia’s struggle to secure adequate fighting. strength.

“Despite growing calls for increased recruitment by nationalist figures, Russian leadership continues to carry out forced partial mobilizations that produce only a limited number of reinforcements, negatively impacting the morale and discipline of forcibly mobilized personnel,” the Institute for War Studies wrote in a recent assessment.

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The UK Ministry of Defense also cited a video from the far eastern region of Lake Baikal in Russia that allegedly showed the wives of Russian soldiers urging a local politician to bring their husbands home.

“One woman claimed that the staff [Eastern Military District’s] The 5th Separate Guards Tank Brigade was “mentally and physically exhausted” because it was on active military service since the start of the “special military operation” on 24 February 2022,” the UK Department of Defense said in a statement on Monday.

A dropped rocket fired from Kherson but intercepted by Ukrainian forces remains unexploded in a street in Nikolaev, Ukraine April 4.

A dropped rocket fired from Kherson but intercepted by Ukrainian forces remains unexploded in a street in Nikolaev, Ukraine April 4.
(Andre Luis Alves/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

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As the peace talks appear to have stalled, the fighting may take years According to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg

“No one knows. We must prepare for the fact that this may take years. We must not stop supporting Ukraine. Even if the costs are high, not only for military support, but also due to rising energy and food prices,” NATO Secretary General Jens said. Stoltenberg reported this to the German newspaper Bild am Sonntag on June 19.