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Russian troops are threatened with encirclement near Lyman in eastern Ukraine – experts expect a new problem after the annexation

2022-09-29T03:00:01.974Z

Russian troops are threatened with encirclement near Lyman in eastern Ukraine – experts expect a new problem after the annexation Created: 09/29/2022, 04:54 By: Franziska Schwarz Russian soldiers with the characteristic "Z" symbol (archive image) © Vitaly Nevar / Imago Images Moscow is apparently acting under extreme time pressure in its partial mobilization. In Russia, the Kremlin has trouble



Russian troops are threatened with encirclement near Lyman in eastern Ukraine – experts expect a new problem after the annexation

Created: 09/29/2022, 04:54

By: Franziska Schwarz

Russian soldiers with the characteristic "Z" symbol (archive image) © Vitaly Nevar / Imago Images

Moscow is apparently acting under extreme time pressure in its partial mobilization.

In Russia, the Kremlin has trouble explaining itself.

News ticker on military events in the Ukraine war.

  • Military experts

    on

    partial mobilization

    : Moscow may send untrained soldiers to the front

  • War experts on annexation: Separatist mutiny possible

  • Ukrainian advance near

    Lyman

    : Ukrainian army encircles Russian soldiers

  • This

    news ticker on military developments

    in the Ukraine war is constantly updated.

Update from September 28, 9:10 p.m .:

In addition to the annexation of the Ukrainian territories, Russia is probably also pursuing the goal of forcibly recruiting Ukrainian men as soldiers.

According to reports from ARD correspondents, a number of men have already been kidnapped from the streets and forced to fight against their own country.

The Center for Civil Liberties, a non-governmental organization in Kyiv, has received numerous inquiries from men in Russian-occupied areas.

By forcibly recruiting Ukrainian men, Russia is violating the Geneva Conventions.

President Zelenskyy appealed to his compatriots to hide from the Russian mobilization.

Ukrainian advance near Lyman: Russian troops surrounded

Update from September 28, 4:15 p.m .:

In the eastern Ukrainian region of Donetsk, the Russian troops are apparently threatened with being surrounded by the Ukrainian army.

Russian war reporters on Wednesday reported on successful Ukrainian advances northeast and east of the small town of Lyman.

Should the settlement of Torske be recaptured, the Russians are threatened with cutting off the communication routes from Lyman to Kreminna and Swatowe in the Luhansk region.

The streets are already under fire from Ukrainian artillery.

According to Ukrainian sources, at least one other place on the east side of the Oskil River near the city of Kupjansk in the Kharkiv region, Kivscharivka, has been recaptured.

Do separatists mutiny?

According to experts, Russia is threatened with a new problem after the annexation

Update from September 28, 3:50 p.m.:

The referendums in the Russian-occupied areas of Luhansk, Donetsk, as well as in Cherson and Zaporizhia were successful from a Russian perspective.

However, according to experts, the annexation of the territories is not a final victory for Vladimir Putin.

The Institute for the Stufy of War does not rule out a Separatist mutiny.

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"Russia's annexation of the occupied regions of Donetsk and Luhansk is likely to exacerbate tensions within the forces, which regularly mutiny when asked to fight outside the borders of their own oblasts," an institute official wrote on Twitter.

Accordingly, parts of the militia of the People's Republic of Luhansk and the People's Republic of Donetsk had refused in the past to continue fighting outside their area.

Video taken in August shows Luhansk soldiers refusing to support the separatists.

According to the ISW, the soldiers then claimed that their job was done here.

Likewise, units of the militia from Donetsk complained about a transfer to other areas.

Ukraine war: Military expert expects victory for Ukraine

Update from September 28, 3:15 p.m.:

Ukrainian military expert Alexander Musienko expects a Ukrainian victory against Russia in the event of a long war.

On the Ukrainian television station "Espreso TV", Musienko referred to the logistically better formation of the Ukrainian armed forces.

"I think that the plans drawn up by our military-political leadership will continue to be implemented," Ukrainian news agency

Unian quoted

the expert as saying.

"War is also a logistical matter," Musienko stressed, adding: "The armed forces of Ukraine receive much better logistical support than the Russian army." In addition, there is financial and military support for Ukraine.

Ukraine war: Expert sees no negotiations - "all actors want to win on the field"

Update from September 28, 12:29 p.m

.: According to Russia expert Gerhard Mangott, there are currently no negotiations between Moscow and Kiev in sight.

"All actors want to win the war on the battlefield," he told

Merkur.de from IPPEN.MEDIA.

However, Ukraine has made progress with its counter-offensive.

"For Putin, it would already be a success to keep the occupied territories," Mangott said, adding, referring to the state of Putin's army, "Russian forces are not and never were capable of conquering all of Ukraine."

Mangott is Professor of International Relations at the University of Innsbruck.

Here is the complete interview with his analysis of the current situation in the Ukraine war.

Ukraine-News: Russian soldier publishes video on partial mobilization

First report from September 28th

: ​​Washington/Moscow - The bloody fighting in the Ukraine continues.

Now Moscow has also announced the “result” of its sham referendums.

"This farce in the occupied territories cannot even be described as an imitation of referendums," said Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in his recent video address.

However, the Russian partial mobilization continues to be a focus.

According to the Institute for the Study of War (ISW), Russia sends soldiers to the front with almost no prior training.

One of the men newly recruited in the course of the partial mobilization reported this in a video message.

According to the information, the unit should be transferred to Cherson in southern Ukraine, the military experts write in their analysis of September 27.

Military experts on partial mobilization: Moscow is sending untrained soldiers to the front

The ISW, a Washington-based think tank, suspects that the Russian military wants to increase its troops in southern Ukraine (which had previously fought in the Kyiv and Kharkiv regions) in a very short time.

At the end of August, Russian soldiers there asked to be released because of “moral exhaustion”.

The independent Russian platform 

Mediazona

 also reported that newly recruited soldiers from Valuiki near the Ukrainian border were sent to the Donbass after just one day of training.

This information could not be checked independently.

"Soldiers with just a day or two of training will do little to strengthen Russia in the fight against Ukraine's counteroffensive," writes the ISW.

Protests in Russia: Families of conscripts vent their anger

Reports that men were being drafted who had never served or were too ill or too old to fight, and mistreatment of new recruits, spread by word of mouth as families vented their anger.

According to ISW information, Vladimir Putin's Kremlin is increasingly trying to correct this image with reports according to which those who were wrongly conscripted were released from the recruiting centers after state intervention.

However, according to the ISW, the Kremlin also risks undermining the integrity of its important administrative machinery if local authorities continue to be blamed for mistakes for which they are not solely responsible.

In addition, there have been protests against the conscription in dozens of towns in the past few days.

(frs with material from dpa)

Source: merkur

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