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Russia announces new logistics general and 10-year sentence for soldiers who don't want to fight

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O presidente russo, Vladimir Putin, participa por videoconferência de uma reunião extraordinária da Organização do Tratado de Segurança Coletiva.

Russian President Vladimir Putin participates by videoconference in an extraordinary meeting of the Collective Security Treaty Organization.| Photo: EFE/EPA/GAVRIIL GRIGOROV/SPUTNIK/KREMLIN

“Russian Army General Dmitry Bulgakov was relieved of his duties as deputy Minister of Defense and is being replaced by Colonel General Mikhail Mizintsev, who will be responsible for supplying the armed forces with material and technicians,” the Russian security ministry said on Saturday (10).

The change comes at a time when Russia is in the midst of a campaign to mobilize hundreds of thousands of Russians to give new impetus to its offensive in Ukraine.

This mobilization represents a great organizational challenge, demanding that reservists be summoned to the four corners of an immense territory, to equip them, send them to training centers and then to the front.

However, the military intervention Air in Ukraine has brought to light significant difficulties in terms of logistics, with analysts pointing out these shortcomings of Russian troops since the start of the offensive.

years in prison for soldiers who refuse to fight

Since you announced the call of 100 thousand citizens in new mobilization, Russians have demonstrated and tried to flee the country. Faced with this popular reaction, President Vladimir Putin signed a law that toughens the penalty for soldiers who refuse to fight.

According to the AFP news agency, the new law signed by Putin this Saturday (13) says that Russian soldiers who refuse to fight, defect, disobey or surrender to the enemy can now face imprisonment of up to years old.

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