In order not to draw too much attention to the failures in achieving Russia's strategic goals in

Ukraine

, including the capture of the entire Luhansk and Donetsk regions, Russian authorities and state propaganda refrained from commenting on the second anniversary of the start of the full-scale invasion.

Also, the Russian authorities are afraid to draw attention to the war at home due to large losses of personnel, the Institute for the Study of

ISW

writes in its report .

Analysts of the institute reminded that recent polls in the Russian Federation showed that Russian society remains mostly apathetic about the war against Ukraine and negative about the second wave of mobilization.

Russian dictator Putin and his entourage have avoided commenting on the second anniversary of the start of the full-scale war in an effort to preserve public apathy toward the war, which in part allows Russian officials to continue the war without significant public backlash. 

ISW experts believe that Putin probably understands that another wave of mobilization will be generally unpopular and does not want to cause widespread resentment among the population.

At the same time, the dictator will have less reason to worry about public opinion after his re-election in March 2024, so he will go ahead with the formation of new military units, despite negative public opinion.

It will be recalled that earlier it was reported that 

the GUR already knows the results of voting in "Putin's election"

.

In addition, we previously informed that 

the G7 countries released a statement regarding the second anniversary of the Russian invasion

.

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