Among the mobilized Russians there are cases of desertion and suicide - General Staff

19:40 03 November Kyiv, Ukraine

Russian citizens sent to Russian military units within the framework of "partial" mobilization have a bad low level of moral and psychological state, which leads to cases of desertion and suicide.

This was reported by the General Staff of the Armed Forces in the evening summary.
"Earlier mobilized personnel have a low level of moral and psychological state, which leads to emergencies in places of deployment. So, in the subdivisions of the 57th motorized rifle division of the so-called territorial troops, at the stage of coordination in Kazan, more than 15 soldiers and sergeants arbitrarily left a part, and during the redeployment to Ukraine, two more mobilized committed suicide.
At the same time, Russia continues to mobilize, despite the official announcement of the termination of the mobilization campaign, the General Staff noted.
"Despite the announced completion of partial mobilization, the military leadership of the Russian Federation continues to recruit so-called "volunteers" to participate in the war on the territory of Ukraine," the report says.
According to the Ukrainian military, in particular, the Russian military registration and enlistment offices received instructions on the further formation of the so-called volunteer units.
"These "volunteers" can be men with an expired criminal record, without age restrictions and any state of health, except for persons who have the official status of a disabled person.. To avoid legal and financial obligations, it is not expected to conclude a contract with the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation with such persons," the General Staff said.
At the same time, the main problem of the already established Russian units, in addition to private military campaigns, remains the low level of training of personnel and the rapid failure of military equipment removed from storage and not having undergone appropriate maintenance.

What is the situation on the fronts
The General Staff said that the Russian armed formations are trying to hold the temporarily occupied territories and are concentrating their efforts on deterring the actions of the defense forces in certain directions.. At the same time, the Russians are conducting offensive operations in the Bakhmut, Avdeevsky and Novopavlovsky directions.
"The enemy is shelling units of the Defense Forces along the line of confrontation, fortifying the borders in certain directions and conducting aerial reconnaissance. It continues to strike at critical infrastructure and civilian premises, violating the norms of International Humanitarian Law, the laws and customs of war," the message says.
During the current day, Russian troops launched 3 missile and 16 air strikes, as well as more than 40 attacks from multiple launch rocket systems. Areas of more than 25 settlements were hit. In particular, these are Pavlograd, Dnepropetrovsk region, and Avdiivka and Vuhledar, Donetsk region.

At the same time, the threat of new strikes and the use of strike UAVs, including from the territory of the Republic of Belarus, remains.

  • Situation remains unchanged in Volyn and Polesye directions. In other directions, the Russian Federation carried out shelling:
  • In the Seversk direction - from mortars and cannon artillery in the areas of the settlements of Vilchiki, Chernihiv region and Staraya Guta, Sosnovka and Novovolodimirovka, Sumy region;
  • In the Slobozhansky direction - in the areas of the settlements of Gatishche, Kazachya Lopan, Ogirevets and Strelka, the Russians also used a strike UAV;
  • In the Kupyansky and Limansky directions - from mortars, cannon and rocket artillery, in the areas of the settlements of Verkhnekamennoye, Controversial and Zvanovka;
  • In the Bakhmut direction - from tanks, mortars, cannon and rocket artillery, in the areas of the settlements of Soledar, Poprosnoye, New York, Ozaryanovka and Kurdyumovka;
  • In the Avdeevka direction - from tanks and artillery of various sizes, in the areas of the settlements of Maryinka, Novomikhailovka, Nevelskoye and Vodyanoye;
  • On the Novopavlovsk and Zaporozhye directions - from artillery of various types, in the areas of the settlements of Ugledar, Kamenskoye and Vremovka.
  • In the Yuzhnobuzhsky direction , more than 35 settlements along the line of collision suffered fire damage.
"In addition, the enemy continued to conduct aerial reconnaissance, actively using UAVs. He made more than 30 sorties," the General Staff said.
During the day, the aircraft of the Defense Forces inflicted 12 strikes on Russian positions.
"8 areas of concentration of weapons and military equipment, as well as 4 positions of enemy air defense systems, were hit," the General Staff noted.
At the same time, units of the missile forces and artillery of the Defense Forces hit three areas of concentration of personnel, two areas of accumulation of weapons and military equipment, two ammunition trains and other important military facilities of the Russian occupiers in a day.