Putin could be ‘signing suicide note’ says Bolton
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The mortality rate of seriously wounded Russian soldiers is more than 50 percent.
According to the Ukrainian Army, the high mortality rate results from poor quality medical care and the Kremlin’s reluctance to evacuate the seriously wounded to Russia.
The Russian leader announced a “partial mobilisation” of troops on September 21, Russia’s first mobilisation since World War 2.
This comes as Putin’s war effort in Ukraine appears to be stalling, with the Ukrainian army having retaken more than 6,000 sq km of land since the start of September, according to the Institute for the Study of War (ISW).
The ISW said Russian forces are facing a “major operational defeat”.
Meanwhile, the US Defense Department estimated that at least 80,000 Russian troops have been killed or wounded since the Kremlin’s invasion of Ukraine began on February 24 2022.
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Vladimir Putin claims reservist mobilisation will be completed in two weeks
Speaking in Kazakhstan, the Russian President told reporters that there would be no further call-up for the war in Ukraine and will be completed within two weeks.
According to The Times, Putin said the reserves had bolstered Russia’s front line in Ukraine, with 222,000 men already called up, 33,000 of them assigned to units and 16,000 involved in combat missions.
On September 21, the Russian President announced that 300,000 reservists with military experience or education would be called up, a move that followed significant counter-attacks by Kyiv’s forces in eastern and southern Ukraine.
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