The lack of rotation does not allow the Russian occupiers to undergo training to improve their skills, which affects their combat capability to conduct successful offensive operations.
This was reported by the British Ministry of Defense with reference to intelligence.
"The lack of regular rotations of units outside of combat duty is probably one of the most important factors contributing to low Russian morale and the inability of the Russian army to conduct higher-level exercises after the invasion. The lack of such training is likely to contribute to Russia's complications in conducting successful comprehensive offensive operations," Western intelligence officials explained.
The department recalled that September 21, 2023, marks the anniversary of Putin's announcement of "partial mobilization", when in 2022 about 300 thousand Russian reservists were called up for the war in Ukraine.
"On September 15, 2023, the chairman of the State Duma Committee on Defense, former General Andrei Kartapolov, reiterated that the mobilized are required to serve during the "special military operation. He also said that the rotation of personnel from the area of operation during the service is impossible," the statement said.
As ISW previously reported, American analysts say that the occupiers' losses have increased significantly in the Zaporizhzhia region.
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