According to ISW experts, the continuation of covert mobilization activities and potential preparation for the next wave of mobilization in tandem with the current fall draft could create a significant burden on the already overburdened Russian Armed Forces formation apparatus.

Analysts remind us that the Kremlin previously stated that Russian President Vladimir Putin does not need to sign a decree on the formal termination of the mobilization period.

According to ISW, Putin likely ordered the end of the so-called partial mobilization to free up bureaucratic and administrative capacity for conscription.

"However, it is clear that the Russian authorities have never completely stopped mobilization efforts, which means that a limited number of mobilized conscripts are still going through the training system at the same time as the conscripts are going through their own training cycle," analysts note.

This, ISW suggests, is likely to lead to an even lower quality of training for the mobilized.

"The next wave of mobilization in the coming months will only worsen the situation and possibly worsen the overall quality of the Russian troops that will be sent to the front in Ukraine," the analysts conclude.

On October 27, the Institute for the Study of War stated that Russian President Vladimir Putin, continuing to deny Ukraine's sovereignty during a speech at the Valdai discussion club, actually testified that serious negotiations with the Russian Federation are impossible.

During his speech, Putin said that the West sees "tricks of the Kremlin" everywhere, and repeated the previously known narratives about "helping Donbass", Ukraine and Russia "as one people" and the "artificial" state of Ukraine.