Russia suffers heavy losses in Ukraine, mortality rate of people mobilized from eastern regions is 30 times higher than in Moscow
Russia continues to suffer heavy losses, but the impact of mobilization varies across the regions: the mortality rate of fighters from the east is more than 30 times higher than in those from Moscow
UK intelligence wrote about this on Twitter.
Experts said that Russia will continue to suffer heavy losses in the war against Ukraine, but the consequences of this vary sharply across the country. The richest cities, Moscow and St. Petersburg, have remained relatively unscathed in terms of their population.
This is especially true for the families of the country's elite.
“On 21 February 2023, Russian senior officials were photographed making up the front two rows of the audience of President Putin’s state of the nation speech. None of these are known to have children serving in the military,” the intelligence tweeted.
For example, in many eastern regions of the Russian Federation, the death rate as a percentage of the population is 30+ times higher than in Moscow. In particular, ethnic minorities suffer the most: in Astrakhan, about 75% of the victims are Kazakhs and Tatars.
“As the Russian MoD seeks to address its continued deficit of combat personnel, insulating the better-off and more influential elements of Russian society will highly likely remain a major consideration,” the report says.