More than half of the dead Russian conscripts lived at the front in Ukraine for less than 5 months, and every fifth dead did not live even two months.
This is stated in the study of the Conflict Intelligence Team (CIT) and "Important Stories".
How many months do the invaders live at the front?
Journalists emphasize that the Russian authorities have never reported on the number of mobilized Russians who died in the war in Ukraine for a whole year after the start of mobilization. However, obituaries on the Web and in the media appear every day across the country.
The life expectancy after mobilization and sending to the front was affected by the intensity of hostilities, CIT analysts say.
"The fall of 2022 and the spring of 2023 are the most intense in terms of losses, they contribute significantly to the average life expectancy of those mobilized at the front. In the fall, some of them ended up in a meat grinder in the area of Svatove and Kreminna, where the Russian military leadership needed to urgently close the breakthrough (of the Armed Forces of Ukraine - ed.)," the analysts explain.
It is noted that only a few of those who died in the first year lived at the front for more than 11 months.
What is the age of the dead
According to analysts, the typical age of the deceased mobilized is 33 years. They drew attention to the fact that they mobilized mostly men over the age of 30 - more than half of the dead were between 30 and 45 years old. However, there are exceptions, the youngest occupier was 19 years old, and the oldest was 62 years old.
"Military commissariats were interested in young people under 35 years old. They get better information about the situation that is happening at the front, they understand the state of the Russian army. Therefore, it was easier for military commissariats to recruit older people than young ones: those who served in the noughties, do not correlate their military service in the army with what they have now, they think that everything has changed," the CIT said.
Where did the mobilized most often die?
According to the data, during the entire war, the shelling of the vocational school in Makiivka is the largest publicly known one-time loss of the Russian army, but it is not the only one for the mobilized.
A month after the start of mobilization, on October 24, 2022, soldiers from the 255th regiment died together when a convoy with them came under fire near Nova Kakhovka in the Kherson region.
CIT analysts also estimated that some of the mobilized suffered heavy losses in the fall and winter in the Kupyansk-Svatove-Kreminna direction of the Luhansk region. There, in the year since the beginning of the announcement of mobilization, more than 250 people who have been called up on summons have died. CIT explains that in that direction, the military leadership kept the mobilized, most often unprepared and untrained.
There are no less losses in the Donetsk region. According to analysts, heavy losses there were the result of the Gerasimov Winter-Spring Offensive, when they wanted to take Avdiivka with the help of the mobilized.
"The mobilized were thrown there especially actively. They tried to pass them through motorized rifle DPR brigades, and there were many video messages from the mobilized who complained that the DPR command treats them as expendable," the CIT established.
According to the General Staff, as of September 21, 2023, the losses of the army of the Russian Federation amount to 274,470 soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
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