The Kremlin has decided to accept the tens of thousands of victims of a full-scale invasion and will seek to win
This is stated in a new report by the ISW Institute for the Study of War.
In particular, the analysts decided to analyze the meeting of the collegium of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, which was attended by the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, and the head of the department, Serhiy Shoigu.
According to ISW experts, the statements of the head of the Kremlin indicate that Moscow has come to terms with its colossal losses and will seek to win the war against Ukraine.
"Shoigu tried to justify the public cost of the mobilization by admitting that conscription was a 'serious test' for Russian society, necessary to defend the newly occupied territories in Ukraine. Putin presumably believes that if he reduces the maximalist set of goals or defines smaller, short-term tasks , it will provoke widespread discontent among both the general Russian public and the ultra-nationalist community of war supporters," the ISW report said.
Analysts suggest that the Kremlin will continue to try to fulfill its maximalist goals in Ukraine, expecting that Russian society will not criticize the authorities for heavy combat losses.
In addition, as noted in ISW, at the meeting of the collegium, Putin and Shoigu continued the information campaign aimed at forcing the West to push Kyiv to hold negotiations.
It will be recalled that during a meeting with the director of the US Central Intelligence Agency, William Burns, the head of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service, Serhiy Naryshkin, said that
Putin does not care about the losses among his army.
During a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett,
Putin admitted that the Ukrainians are not as easy to defeat as he was told.
Since the beginning of the full-scale offensive of the Russian Federation on Ukraine, the
of Ukraine have eliminated more than
100 thousand occupiers.
As of December 22, the enemy's total combat losses amount to 100,400 personnel.
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