Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Russia Struggling to Cope with Ukrainian Resistance in Occupied Territories; Russia’s Special Forces Suffered 95% Casualty Rate in Ukraine; UKR Forces Repel over 50 RU Attacks; Russia Loses Around 500 More Soldiers, LIVE UPDATES and MORE

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Russia struggling to cope with Ukrainian resistance in occupied territories:
Russian authorities are planning to develop a new strategy to fight Ukrainian guerrillas in the temporarily occupied territories because the current measures are not producing the desired results, the "Sprotyv" National Resistance Centre reported on 15 April.
The Defense Ministry’s department notes that FSB Director Alexander Bortnikov, ministers of the Russian security forces, and Russian General Staff chief Valery Gerasimov held a video conference to find new ways of putting pressure on the Ukrainian underground in the temporarily occupied territories.
The stated purpose of the meeting was to improve counterterrorism activities in the field of education and youth, said the National Resistance Centre.
"What is more, the enemy intends to pay special attention to countering the so-called ‘ideology of terrorism and neo-Nazism’ among young people," the statement reads.
The Russians are, in fact, trying to come up with new ways to put pressure on Ukrainian partisans. After all, existing measures are hardly proving to be effective.
Occupation administrations intend to increase responsibility for disseminating pro-Ukrainian information and identifying cells of the resistance movement, the National Resistance Center said. At its meetings, the Russian administration continues to discuss the occupation policy of the aggressor state, which is aimed at eradicating the Ukrainian identity and imposing the ideology of the "Russian world" on Ukrainian youth. --->READ MORE HERE
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NY POST: Russia’s special forces suffered 95% casualty rate in Ukraine, leaked docs show:
The Ukraine war has decimated Russia’s elite special forces, known as Spetsnaz, with some of the prized units suffering up to a 95% casualty rate, according to leaked Pentagon documents.
US analysts have attributed the catastrophic personnel losses to Russian commanders’ over-reliance on these highly skilled commando units in front-line infantry formations at the start of the war.
Considering that it takes about four years to train a single member of Spetsnaz, US officials suggested that it will take Moscow up to a decade to replenish the critically depleted special forces units, as The Washington Post first reported, citing the leaked documents.
Spetsnaz units are typically used in clandestine missions, ranging from battlefield reconnaissance to sabotage operations, to counterinsurgency, to training guerilla fighters, as opposed to straightforward front-line combat.
But according to US assessments dating from late 2022 to earlier this year, Russian military brass had decided to throw the specially trained soldiers into battle in a bid to seize the momentum, because they apparently did not trust conventional infantry soldiers to accomplish their objectives.
The cache of classified materials that first showed up on the gaming platform Discord — allegedly leaked by Air National Guardsman Jack Teixeira — included before-and-after satellite images showing the 22nd Separate Spetsnaz Brigade’s motor pool. --->READ MORE HERE
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