His officers scoff and complain about it
Putin himself gives orders to generals on the battlefield
Vladimir Putin apparently has a direct line to his generals on the battlefield. In the meantime, they are said to be receiving their orders directly from the Kremlin boss. However, they don’t like it.
Russia’s President Vladimir Putin is now giving his generals on the battlefield his own instructions on what to do.
The Kremlin boss Vladimir Putin is said to ignore his defense ministry. There were reports about it again and again. But now the time has come for Putin himself to issue orders to his generals on the battlefield in Ukraine.
According to CNN, the Russian president himself gives instructions to the generals on the ground. Two sources familiar with US and Western intelligence information told the broadcaster. It’s about a most unusual tactic in a modern military.
According to the sources, it points to the dysfunctional command structure that has been apparent since the beginning of Russia’s war.
Putin generals scoff at his actions
But things get even worse for the Russian president: his generals
scoff at his actions. According to CNN, intelligence intercepts picked up Russian officers arguing among themselves. Then friends and relatives at home complain about the decisions made in Moscow.
There are massive differences of opinion about the strategy. The military leadership could not agree on where to focus its efforts to strengthen the defense lines.
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Further tactics completely unclear
The Russian military is also divided on how best to counter Ukraine’s unexpected advances on the battlefield. Russia is on the defensive in both the east and the south.
Vladimir Putin has declared partial mobilization in his country. So soldiers will move up. However, many see this as weakness on the part of Putin, who had promised not to call for mobilization. The advancing soldiers are considered cannon fodder. The tactics and structures for the next Russian steps in the war are still completely unclear.
Protests are taking place across Russia because of the mobilization. Over a thousand demonstrators have already been arrested. Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky (44) is also calling on the Russians to protest. So he says: «Protest! fight! Running away! Or go into Ukrainian captivity». (eu)