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Russia’s training sites grow to boost 'throughput' of mobilized soldiers

6 October, 2023 Friday
18:15

Regardless of the level of hostilities, Russia is preparing for a long-term war by constructing training grounds critical for mobilizing soldiers

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This was reported by Defense Express with reference to a Ukrainian serviceman under the nickname Tatarigami_UA.

The Russian army encountered a number of logistical and training issues following its mobilization in 2022. So the military is currently working to expand their training grounds both in the rear in the temporarily occupied Luhansk and Donetsk regions, as well as directly on the Russian territory.

The Russian troops have constructed a training complex with new infrastructure within the existing tank ranges in the Luhansk region. 

According to the OSINT researcher, the Russian enemy has been working to improve and expand such facilities since the end of 2022. "This indicates that the Russians are seeking to optimize the capacity of their educational institutions and align curricula with the latest experience," the military emphasizes, stressing that such actions indicate Russia's commitment to a long-term war of varying intensity.

Back in July, when the Russian State Duma approved changes to the legislation on mobilization and conscription, and local authorities were allowed to create "specialized unitary enterprises" - essentially military companies that are supposed to "fight enemy subversive groups," but could be used to suppress protests - it was clear that Russia was preparing for a new and rather tough mobilization.

"At the same time, the invaders recently accidentally revealed the real scale of their covert mobilization when the head of North Ossetia reported that more than 3,000 "social passports" had already been issued in the region to participants in the so-called "special military operation," while partial mobilization was set at 1,000 people," Defense Express writes. 

At the same time, the Russian forces' construction of training grounds in the occupied territories in the rear makes it necessary to emphasize once more that Ukraine requires more long-range weapons to destroy such targets, namely the ATACMS cluster missile. The transfer of long-range missiles is still pending, and it is unclear how quickly they can be delivered to Ukraine and when the transfer of these weapons can be agreed upon.

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