Russian military deserting posts, refusing to fight at all levels, says Pentagon

26 July, 05:14 PM
Russian occupiers in Zaporizhzhia Oblast (Photo:REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko)

Russian occupiers in Zaporizhzhia Oblast (Photo:REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko)

Russian military service members of all ranks are deserting positions and refusing to fight in Ukraine, the press service of the United Stated Department of Defense reported on July 25, citing an unnamed high-ranking Pentagon official.

"We continue to see increased signs of discipline and morale problems in the Russian army," the military official stated.

The official specified that this data had been confirmed to the Pentagon by the Ukrainian side.

"The Ukrainian will continues to be incredibly strong," he added.

Earlier, the General Staff of Ukraine reported that Russian personnel were demoralized.

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According to their data, the Russian command on some axes is throwing manpower into attacks without armored vehicle support.

Additionally, since the beginning of the full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Ukraine’s General Staff reports that Russia has lost about 39,700 of its soldiers and more than 11,000 units of equipment.

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