Nevertheless, his narratives no longer reassure Russians, who clearly see the mistakes.

This is stated in the daily report of the American Institute for the Study of War (ISW).

 The Kremlin shifts the blame for the Russian government's failure to meet its stated mobilization criteria onto the failed bureaucratic institutions responsible for mobilization.

The authorities downplay mass violations of the mobilization law as isolated mistakes on the ground, saying they correct these mistakes as citizens bring them to their attention.

"However, violations are clearly too widespread to simply be the result of individual mistakes, and Russian citizens see them very well. Unlike Russia's failures in Ukraine, which the Kremlin has been able to minimize or dismiss because its citizens cannot see them directly, violations of the mobilization are obvious to many Russians. Information about these violations does not even require access to mass media or social networks, because they occur in many places, and the families of those mobilized can transmit their suffering by word of mouth," the report says .

We will remind, the head of the Luhansk OVA, Serhii Gaidai, said that the Russians really removed obsolete Mosin rifles from storage for those mobilized from ORDLO.

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