Mobilized Russians who refuse to fight have been detained and put behind bars in the temporarily occupied town of Kreminna in Luhansk Oblast, the current head of the Ukrainian-controlled Luhansk Regional Military–Civil Administration, Serhiy Hayday, reported on Telegram on Oct. 23.
"As it became known from open sources, about 70% of the mobilized in the 488th motorized rifle regiment alone refused to fight after arriving at the front line," he said.
Hayday noted that some of the conscripts had managed to flee, and the rest were kept under guard at a factory in Kreminna. Russian commanders are trying to use psychological pressure to bring the newcomers back into the ranks and send them into an offensive.
In addition, according to the official, in the north of Luhansk Oblast, Russians have increased the use of cutting power supplies to local residents, as a form of blackmail to force them to leave their homes.
"Simultaneously, lists of people willing to move into someone else's home are being drawn up in Severodonetsk,” Hayday stated.
“The (Russian-controlled) administration offers apartments with all the amenities.”