The Russian occupiers are unable to form additional forces due to Ukraine's simultaneous counteroffensive actions in the Bakhmut area and in the southern regions. To restrain the advance, the invaders are forced to redistribute their new reserves.
This was reported by analysts of the Institute for the Study of War (ISW).
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu previously spoke about the formation of a "reserve army" at the end of June. He had the 25th Army. In mid-May, it began recruiting personnel from the Far East.
The formation of this army may be part of Shoigu's intention to carry out a major restructuring of forces by 2026. Its use in the war can lead to the use of reserves intended for the long-term restoration and expansion of the Russian Armed Forces.
"The Russian military command has probably not been able to fully equip or properly train the 25th SAA Regiment right now," the ISW believes.
The head of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense, Kyrylo Budanov, said that the 25th Army of the Russian Federation includes about 15 thousand servicemen. And the Russians hoped to recruit 30,2024 contract soldiers there. The Ukrainian military believes that this army will not be combat-ready until at least <>.
As previously reported, the GRU reported that Russiawas transferring the remnants of convicts from the so-called Z assault companies to the so-called "volunteer corps".
In addition, the Russian military has begun to lose a large amount of its military equipment at the front, and the Russian Federation does not have enough mechanics to repair it. This information was published by the Center of National Resistance. According to them, the enemy began to forcibly involve specialists in the repair and maintenance of its equipment.