UK says Russia suffers devastating losses among lower-ranked officers | World News

The lack of youthful officers was prone to exacerbate Russia’s issues in modernising its army command and management, the ministry stated.

Russia seems to have suffered devastating losses amongst mid- and junior-ranking officers in its battle with Ukraine, elevating the prospect of weaker army effectiveness in future, Britain’s defence ministry stated on Monday.

Brigade and battalion commanders have been most likely deploying to probably the most harmful positions whereas junior officers have needed to lead low-level tactical actions, the ministry stated on Twitter in its newest Defence Intelligence replace.

“With multiple credible reports of localised mutinies amongst Russia’s forces in Ukraine, a lack of experienced and credible platoon and company commanders is likely to result (in) a further decrease in morale and continued poor discipline,” it stated.

The lack of youthful officers was prone to exacerbate Russia’s issues in modernising its army command and management, the ministry stated.

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

Russian forces intensified assaults on Monday to seize Sievierodonetsk, a key metropolis in Ukraine’s southeastern Donbas area which Moscow is concentrating on having did not take the capital Kyiv early within the conflict.



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