Invading Russian forces continue to suffer from poor morale and low motivation to accomplish their objectives and fight the Ukrainian military, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine wrote on Facebook on March 31, which has severely decreased the effectiveness of the Russia military.
"According to available information, two squad commanders have been suspended from duty in the 60th separate motorized rifle brigade of the 5th combined arms army of the Eastern Military District due to non-compliance with the order to conduct hostilities," the report says.
This low level of morale has seemingly even triggered investigations in the Russian military itself, with the General Staff saying that a deputy brigade commander for “military-political” operations would be coming to inspect a Russian base in the occupied town of Yasynivka in Donetsk Oblast.
Russian forces have been seen using expired and outdated gear, such as expired rations, and in many cases have demonstrated a lack of understanding of basic small unit tactics, further hampering their effectiveness. Many of the invading Russian troops are reportedly conscripts, not volunteer soldiers, exacerbating Russian issues with training their personnel.