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Putin's Partial Mobilisation: What the Hell is Happening?

  • Published on Sep 20, 2022 veröffentlicht
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    This morning, Putin announced a partial mobilisation of Russia in response to Ukraine's successful counter-attacks in Kharkiv. But what does this mean in practical terms? And will this actually help Putin achieve its aim of annexing parts of Ukraine?
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  • TLDR News EU
    TLDR News EU  10 days ago +98

    NEW - We discuss the details of Putin's speech & the international response in today's episode of The Daily Briefing... WATCH NOW: clip-share.net/video/p8as1IrN7c4/video.html

    • VaucluseVanguard
      VaucluseVanguard 7 days ago

      Er...lads. Russia and Ukraine are not in the EU?

    • gio vanni
      gio vanni 8 days ago +1

      its more like nero burning down all of rome on his way out.

    • SA Rice
      SA Rice 8 days ago

      When will you do a video about Iran?

  • ZwoJack
    ZwoJack 10 days ago +2978

    Fascinating how a country that is not at war according to it's leader needs a mobilization.

    • Janzen
      Janzen 2 days ago

      @ً at least the button is controlled by a few people and not him alone

    • random guy
      random guy 6 days ago

      @ً Russia is diffrent from the us. There are multiple commanders and all of them must agree to Launch nuclear missles

    • Bearded Fringe
      Bearded Fringe 6 days ago

      @BGD ABG Whataboutism is not an argument on what is currently going on.

    • Simit yiyen
      Simit yiyen 7 days ago

      ironically turkey is still mobilizing all men that is 18 years old to army for decades

  • Emre
    Emre 9 days ago +528

    Imagine invading a country (while refusing to admit to it), claiming parts of their land and then calling it an attack on your own country when they try to retake that territory. That's essentially what Putin is trying to do with those referendums, it's truly mind blowing in the worst way possible.

    • KillFrenzy
      KillFrenzy 5 days ago

      @Joe Schembrie What's done is done. Those colonisers are all dead now. Don't blame the people of today for their ancestor's actions. Russia's actions are happening now and history is repeating itself.

    • The Angry Suchomimus
      The Angry Suchomimus 6 days ago

      @Joe Schembrie You’re comparing an event which occurred centuries ago at a time where people had different morals. Such an event would be seen negatively nowadays.
      Also if you want to give back the US to the natives, you’d have to move about 300 million people somewhere else, which is a lot and I don’t think any country wants 300 million immigrants. Plus, the US citizens have been living in North America for generations and so have feelings toward their land whereas the Russians only took control of east Ukraine recently.

    • A R
      A R 6 days ago

      How exactly? Thats in accordance with the law.

    • Zammy
      Zammy 6 days ago +1

      @Joe Schembrie I see your mind is stuck 300 years in the past.

    • Denis Komarov
      Denis Komarov 6 days ago +2

      @Joe Schembrie Did you heard how they vote? It is on russian tv too. Solders from burjatia voted for Kherson to join russia. Russian "journalist" with russia pasport who live in moskov voted too he did it live.

  • 12grom grim
    12grom grim 8 days ago +247

    As a Russian I can say, that we're feeling the same as you. What the hell is happening?!
    Really. Most of people don't understand why we have to go to war. No one tells us nothing. And historically, when Russia starts an unjust war, it always ends bad. God never forgives us these things

    • ben g
      ben g 6 days ago +3

      I’m feeling bad for all the good Russians.

    • Henry the PaleoGuy
      Henry the PaleoGuy 6 days ago +1

      @Eptilia All good. :)

    • Eptilia
      Eptilia 6 days ago +3

      @Henry the PaleoGuy That's what I meant, thank you for making it clearer !

  • Gabeslicor
    Gabeslicor 9 days ago +78

    "We are mobilizing 2,500,000 men!" "Unfortunatly we do not have guns to give them."
    It's a tale that is as old as The Russian Empire.

    • gabriel mistergab
      gabriel mistergab 6 days ago +1

      their going old school 5 men one gun the other have ammunition's if any

    • soiung toiue
      soiung toiue 7 days ago

      number of soldiers they had, it was much more of an occupational force than a defensive force. Russia literally had to choose if they wanted to put their forces in the east or

  • Magerram Aleskerov
    Magerram Aleskerov 9 days ago +191

    Russia in February: We need 3 days to take Kyiv
    Russia in September: We need 300 000 extra troops

    • Panajotis Panajotis
      Panajotis Panajotis 3 days ago

      1 million troops they will try to draft

    • Angelka Bardnaba
      Angelka Bardnaba 3 days ago

      Дело в том, что наша армия старается защитить мирных жителей и избежать жертв. Армия Украины,к сожалению, не считает необходимым сохранить жизни мирных жителей. При поддержке вашего оружия. Конечно же вы не видите разницы, ведь украинская идеология так близка вам. Ну вы же понимаете о чем я)

  • Sergiu Șveț
    Sergiu Șveț 10 days ago +1005

    A friend of mine who lives in Russia told me how the military service is done there. Initially, I couldn't believe that, but what we see today makes that appear true.
    So, as he said, when the time came to train tank battles, 4 men holding up a wooden frame the size of a real tank took it to the field. And that wooden frame was the tank itself. No one of them during the entire year fired a single tank shell. Only drove once.
    And the inspection is another story. When the committee comes with a tech inspection of the vehicles, they only looked that the tank starting. As he said, not even all the tanks had batteries and they just kept swapping one from tank to tank. No driving or shooting tests are required. That explains why some captured soldiers say their tanks can't shoot.

    • Nate Dawg
      Nate Dawg 5 days ago

      @righthandstep5 I’m not so sure about that. Ig it would depend on who’s invading who. Russia is one of the hardest countries to invade largely due to topography and climate. And the biggest reason Russia is struggling militarily is mostly due to its system of government which is not very different from China’s. Not an expert but I’m willing to bet China would face very similar logistical and morale issues when trying to invade another country.

    • Rainnel Maclang
      Rainnel Maclang 6 days ago

      @Pitch Blease I can understand the lack of interest among conscripts and their trainors towards serious hands-on war training a decade ago right until the recent Ruso-Ukrainian War. A decade ago, they were at peace. But now, there is war going on. Any conscript today who's called to service will surely be very interested to learn how to effectively use the arms and equipment given to him - for his own survival.
      Another thing, the longer Ukraine war drags on, the better for Russian military. Ukraine battlefields provide the best environment for the Russian soldiers to learn fast as well as enable them to test the effectiveness of their weapons and tactics in actual war scenario. You can see now how much more effective the Russian soldiers are compared to the early weeks of the war.
      Remember, USA has the most powerful military in the world because they have the most number of soldiers with actual war experience, using battle-proven weapons and tactics.

    • Vazgenius
      Vazgenius 6 days ago

      Source: trust me bro

    • Wonder of U
      Wonder of U 8 days ago

      @Joe yeah its second best just not in the world but in ukraine

    • Wonder of U
      Wonder of U 8 days ago +1

      @Михаил Дмитриевич cool comment bro, how much did they pay you ah let me guess 10 rubles per troll comment

  • jo blo
    jo blo 9 days ago +217

    I think adding "looting" to the legal framework is particularly ironic. That means that most of the soldiers that served in this war would be guilty. What are they planning to do, ship everyone straight from the front to Siberia?

    • Егор Пещерский
      Егор Пещерский 6 days ago

      Ah, actually yes, that's pretty much Russia number one policy to ship everyone to Siberia since its acquirement.

    • CircumcisionIsChildAbuse
      CircumcisionIsChildAbuse 7 days ago +1

      @Georgije2 sending people who are angry and imprisoned by Russia to fight. What could go wrong. I hope they send Alexi navalny to fight. He would be Rambo for sure

    • jo blo
      jo blo 7 days ago

      @Georgije2 ooh, "russian recycling prisoners" that is biting. Sad but true?

    • Georgije2
      Georgije2 7 days ago +1

      Meanwhile they are also shipping prisoners from Siberia straight to the front. It's like Russian recycling.

    • dxdhh
      dxdhh 7 days ago

      it feels more like a plan to say "see, we care about Ukraine, we don't want bad soldiers there", but we all know they will either be prosecuted only after the war, and the crimes had been committed, or they never be prosecuted at all

  • Jun Ahn
    Jun Ahn 9 days ago +31

    I recall reading about a military psychology study back in the 1970's in which researchers identified some kind of saturation point at which adding more bodies to an active conflict has the opposite effect you would hope. That makes sense if you think about it. You aren't going to shore up a front by adding untrained, inexperienced conscripts to a front consisting of fleeing, demoralized, and horrifically injured veterans. The considerable logistical issues aside, I am not seeing this really working out for the Russians from a psychology of battle standpoint.
    It is pretty clear that Putin is trying to manufacture the psychology of existential threat. He wants to artificially create the mindset of the USSR in 1942, but the facts in evidence make a mockery of it. He was the one who perpetrated this unprovoked invasion. He's the one slaughtering civilians. He's the one kidnapping children and sending them to faraway reeducation camps. This "referendum" is his attempt to put a thin veneer of legitimacy to the lie that he is the victim here. Ironically, his 20 year reign of terror in which he punished anyone with a strong opinion about.... well, anything is now working against him. He has a population of slackers who have quietly quit citizenship entirely and couldn't care less about a national existential threat.

    • Jun Ahn
      Jun Ahn 6 days ago +2

      @soiung toiue Agreed. They are having significant difficulty supplying the 180k troops they have there now. And as winter approaches and the supply requirements start to tick up dramatically, the problems in Russian logistics will not get resolved.
      Expect stories of Russian soldiers freezing to death.

    • soiung toiue
      soiung toiue 7 days ago +1

      supplying those troops, or training the new conscripts is another story.

  • SRFriso94
    SRFriso94 10 days ago +2147

    Putin announced that the 300.000 men Russia will be mobilizing will be given a month of training. For comparison, minimum basic training in the US Army is three months, and that's before specialization training begins. Either way, Russia's problem isn't really a lack of boots on the ground, it's been supplying those men with food, munitions, and fuel. So adding another 300.000 to the ~150.000 already in Ukraine will only make those logistics problems worse.

    • Fanaticism lead to suffer, Is hard to understand?
      Fanaticism lead to suffer, Is hard to understand? 5 days ago

      @hurrdurr herpderp he not Alexandr but IVAN THE TERRIBLE BOTZKY
      Maybe he should grow tentacles like Galaxy on Fire Mykkt bykkt

    • Александр Чернов
      Александр Чернов 9 days ago

      @0816 M3RC You lie. No T-90 was captures. Tell me when. where was it captures. What was board number. What units were involved. and give prove links. I repeat you lie. It's just your fantastic lie caused by hate to Russia. And Rusisa lost around 20 tanks there.

    • Posthumanist
      Posthumanist 9 days ago +1

      @Beta Ruler Russia no longer has "elite soldiers". They were sent ahead in the first day of the invasion and have been used at the very edge of front lines... over 6 months, all of them died (nobody is superhuman and this is not a video game... Ukrainian "elites" are also mostly dead). There are just battle hardened regular soldiers left. If the newbies replace existing logistics soldiers, then those also have no combat experience, they've been running the logistics this whole time. That won't help much.

  • ChristianIce
    ChristianIce 10 days ago +10

    Putin: Dude, we need some help here. P.S. bring your own tank.

  • Robert Lee
    Robert Lee 9 days ago +165

    If Russia wants to play that game, then the EU should encourage Kaliningrad to hold a referendum on independence.

    • Niels Korpel
      Niels Korpel 16 hours ago

      Why would anyone else need to own the territory? Can't they rule themselves? We Europeans like to favor ruling ourselves in our own coutries. Why would Kaliningrad not deserve the same, if they were to so desire?

    • Амир Хабиров
      Амир Хабиров 6 days ago

      @Mike Widyk very obviuous nerd

    • Mike Widyk
      Mike Widyk 6 days ago

      @Ingus 1 I’m sure Poland would happily take on the whole Kaliningrad region. With all the shit they had to put up with Russia it would be nice to take something away from them. Throughout history it was Russia constantly stealing, destroying and killing. The Poles would definitely deserve incorporating the territory if there was a chance to do so. It may be the best case scenario.

    • Mike Widyk
      Mike Widyk 6 days ago

      @Banana Phone I think it would be most fair if both countries split it 50/50.

    • Mike Widyk
      Mike Widyk 6 days ago

      The most obvious next step with Kaliningrad should be the annexation of the region by Poland or split it in half with Lithuania. Russia no longer deserves to have territory in the Baltic’s. Time for positive change for the future!

  • kirshak
    kirshak 10 days ago +191

    Russia threatening to launch nukes because they are losing their invasion somehow feels like a kid that would throw rocks because He's losing a snowball fight

    • Daniel D.
      Daniel D. 7 days ago +1

      More appropriately it's more like a grown man of many years throwing rocks at a child in a snowball fight after losing.

    • E
      E 7 days ago

      @Vladimir X many, many kids

    • d.でぇydb
      d.でぇydb 7 days ago

      @Joe Schembrie why specifically New York and LA

  • User 827
    User 827 7 days ago +5

    This is so funny. I remember, like their propaganda was screaming, that they will take Kiyv in 3 days, whole Ukraine in few weeks and then will take over Poland and Germany (Not a joke, the really were saying that). Still makes me laugh

  • Marian Chicago
    Marian Chicago 9 days ago +8

    Ukraine is about to become a meat grinder. Having watched number of videos about this, Ukraine is a BIG country, the land gains Russia made were actually TOO MUCH for the number of soldiers they had, it was much more of an occupational force than a defensive force. Russia literally had to choose if they wanted to put their forces in the east or south and they chosen south as they view those much more strategic. Reducing the territory they hold and new conscripts should help them hold the territories they hold. Now supplying those troops, or training the new conscripts is another story.

  • Valdagast
    Valdagast 10 days ago +99

    The situation reminds me of Churchill's words: "This is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. It may, however, be the end of the beginning."

    • LorenzoG
      LorenzoG 8 days ago +1

      @Archangel of society as we know it

    • Archangel
      Archangel 9 days ago +2

      No, its the beginning of the end for Putin.

    • M O
      M O 10 days ago +13

      "Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning."
      - Winston Churchill

  • Smygarn
    Smygarn 9 days ago +47

    Been following this channel since February, praised be Ukraine.
    From what we have seen so far, these conscription efforts can only be really used for defensive operations at best, as the army groups present in Ukraine are already struggling with Logistics as is. Having an army outscale your logistics and supply lines hampers its potential movement and at worst, introduces an even more dangerous foe than the enemy- starvation, disease and desertion.

    • Stunning and Based
      Stunning and Based 6 days ago

      @Writeous0ne By T-64 Tanks you mean T-80 Tanks and by Luhansk Militia you mean 4th Guards Tank Division.
      Russia's best got routed around Izyum, more bodies do not equate to a competent or effective military.

    • Despair_TS
      Despair_TS 6 days ago

      @Smygarn "I wanna praise this turd do I need a reason?" 🤣

    • Smygarn
      Smygarn 6 days ago

      @Writeous0ne Maybe it will. Given the coverage and support for the war from the people being drafted and the political swings from within and without, I observe and make the guess as correctly as it can be wrong.
      As far as the Only reason though, I doubt it.

    • Smygarn
      Smygarn 6 days ago

      @Despair_TS Because I wanted to, do I need a reason?
      If so, im swedish and this war pushed our country to join Nato. As a Swedish citizen, I suppose I have an interest in seeing the Ukrainians oust the Orcish horde (Those on the Russian side supporting and/or participating in the war) from their sovereign state.

    • Despair_TS
      Despair_TS 7 days ago +1

      Why would you praise Ukraine?

  • Raptor-Eins-Null
    Raptor-Eins-Null 10 days ago +125

    What might be interesting is, that the mobilization decree is not limited. Reservists and former servicemen were only mentioned in Putin's speech.

    • Daniel D.
      Daniel D. 7 days ago

      @Writeous0ne Adding another 300k Russian troops into the invasion will not help Russia at all. Those Russian troops will still need to be fed, clothed, armed and supplied every single day afterwards, not to mention their pay and any bonuses. The Russian logistics in Ukraine are being bombed constantly, 300k soldiers will not change this fact. Unless Russia can design and manufacture a miracle product that can stop all of these problems, the mobilization will only make it worse for them.

    • Writeous0ne
      Writeous0ne 7 days ago

      @Kh who is the best army in the world? The one that deployed 1.9 million in Afghanistan and ended up being defeated by the Taliban?
      This is the exact nonsensical reasoning that gives you your opinion. You don't realise that Russias limitations have been by choice. They wanted to win their objectives just with 200,000 but ultimately the West support and training kept Ukraine in the war, make no mistake without that, they would have lost. Now Russia got serious, they showed they are willing to do what it takes to win and they will do that.
      As i alluded to, you guys do no realise the seriousness of the situation. You have listened to too much propagandist media - the Western media has a dog in the fight, they will report as negatively as they can about Russia to try and keep Ukraine morale high and to keep the population of western countries in support of Ukraine.

    • Kh
      Kh 7 days ago

      @Writeous0ne in fact, it's more concerning that with 200k men of the supposedly second best army in the world, Russia has taken so few territory and is getting pushed back.
      Bear in mind the terrible supply conditions in Ukraine right now. Adding men into the fray will probably push Ukraine back a bit at most, but soon the logistics problem will catch up, and Ukraine will have a chance at another counteroffensive

    • Writeous0ne
      Writeous0ne 7 days ago

      @Kh First of all, it's not a draft, the mobilized soldiers will be reservists, these are ex army who voluntarily choose to be ready to call upon.
      Secondly, you must understand that Russia is a country of 150 million people, if you really think that a few thousand people trying to escape is big deal, its not. In fact its probably a good thing that the cowardly people dont get mobilized, who would want someone like that watching their back.
      You guys have got so wrapped up in this information war that you don't realise the severity of the situation. Russia took 140,000km/2 of Ukraine with 200,000 men. They just opened the door to use as much manpower and equipment as they want. You can't really believe that this is going to end well for Ukraine, the only way Ukraine can win this now is if NATO puts soldiers on the ground, which they wont.

  • Florin Adrian
    Florin Adrian 10 days ago +2845

    A missed opportunity here. You should have explained that this mobilization is a breach of Putin's unwritten contract with the Russian people: they stay away from politics and let him do whatever he wants as long as their lived are not directly affected.
    So mobilization is a dual edge sword that could cut down Putin faster than it could cut Ukraine.

    • BGD ABG
      BGD ABG 8 days ago

      @Florin Adrian it looks like a lot of people are football fan who have his side to support. To me it looks like tragedy and we are just looking how it's developing. Not just looking. We are paying prices that will be higher every next day. Russians have energy, food, technology....and are used to limitation. There is more danger of protests in western world then in Russia and time will prove it. Everything is pushed pasionate in wrong way. Even if I would be optimistic I'm sure things will never be the same again and our best years just ended.

    • Zadov Rus
      Zadov Rus 9 days ago

      Yep, shit's fucked I'm looking to migrate back to my home country, Russia will lose a big chunk of it's work force

    • Jiri Drapal
      Jiri Drapal 9 days ago

      @King Zul trick also lays in fact Ukraine already committed its reserves. Most of their reserves and newly built units are right now already engaged in multiple attempted offensives. They will be exhausted when Russian reinforcements come

  • David Murphy
    David Murphy 10 days ago +2

    The railway from Belgorod/Valuyki passes through Troitske in Ukraine which is within artillery range of the West of the Oskil, so the lines are already effectively cut without pushing east. The UAF doesn't want to have to hold a huge line in N Luhansk where they have long supply lines and the Russians have short given that with the supply cut there's little strategic value to it. Neither do they want the Russians to have a shorter frontline to concentrate forces and they especially don't want them on the old 14-22 frontline which is incredibly fortified.
    The obvious killer blow would be to cut the corridor to the South and then blow the Kersh Bridge but the Russians have strengthened that front. Which is why the Lyman front is crumbling, they really are weak there so they could capture Lysychansk and Severodonetsk. I don't see how the Russians can stop this now but let's see.
    I also suspect the five armoured battalions that took Kharkiv haven't been put into action again yet.
    I wonder what the UAF will do next...

  • Jovan
    Jovan 10 days ago +3

    So he’s losing, and will argue that “Russia is under threat” after invading Ukraine.
    How delusional

  • Liquid L
    Liquid L 9 days ago +2

    The old tactic of holding sham elections in a bid to legitimize the absorption of other territories is particularly concerning. Putin already denied the Baltic occupation(s) by claiming they voted themselves into USSR on a contractual basis. (Plus, the Duma has been making noises about not recognizing Baltic independence as legal or legitimate.) This man really is nakedly pining to rebuild an empire and he's willing to rehash every same, tired tactic and propaganda line to do it. And it's so futile and wasteful.

    • Frankie Seward
      Frankie Seward 8 days ago

      especially against countries like Poland and Finland.

  • Victoria 💋𝔽**СК МЕ - СНЕℂ𝕂 𝕄𝕐 Рℝ𝟘𝔽𝕀𝕃Е💛

    Imagine invading a country (while refusing to admit to it), claiming parts of their land and then calling it an attack on your own country when they try to retake that territory. That's essentially what Putin is trying to do with those referendums, it's truly mind-blpwing in the worst way possible.

  • mk
    mk 10 days ago +1542

    You can' t be intimidated by the threats that nuclear weapons will be used. What would it mean to say, oh, yes then take Ukraine, please no nuclear war. Then Russia could simply annex every country in the world. Because everyone is afraid that otherwise there will be a nuclear war. So this threat in itself is totally ridiculous and irrelevant. If we have the choice of being colonized and murdered by Russia like Ukraine, or having to live with Russian threats, then I definitely choose the latter.

    • Smoke some weeeeduh
      Smoke some weeeeduh 8 days ago

      @Chris Yes

    • Smoke some weeeeduh
      Smoke some weeeeduh 8 days ago

      It's funny how Putin acts like he is the only one with nuclear weapons

    • Joe Schembrie
      Joe Schembrie 8 days ago

      You're so brave with my life and the lives of everyone I know.

    • Frankie Seward
      Frankie Seward 8 days ago

      ​@Pandaboi Poland and the Baltics would never bow to Russia. Finland would fight to the death as well.

    • Philip B
      Philip B 9 days ago

      Russia is at least as vulnerable to nuclear weapons as it is able to use them. Even in a limited exchange, taking out Ekaterinburg or Omsk would effectively sever Russia's Far East from its Euro-Ural heartland

  • DasIllu
    DasIllu 10 days ago +40

    When ever i see Puting sitting on a ridiculously long table or 15m across the room from his advisors i can't help but think it is not due to covid but metal detectors being unable to detect plastic shivs. The man knows he is in mortal danger. His very survival depends on the outcome of the war. All i can hope for is that there are adults in the room. Especially in rooms that feature a large red button.

    • JakeUK
      JakeUK 6 days ago +1

      He is scared of being poisoned by people that he works with, why else would he sit his colleagues away from him, I am sure it’s more than covid. All Russian friends tell me he is very ill. Don’t know how true that all is but just what Russian friends have said to me. I wanted to go there and travel and work as been learning the language for 20 years. Shame what’s happening in this day of age.

    • Haythem sandel
      Haythem sandel 9 days ago +1

      @Mathew Aaberg Ahahaha keep dreaming

    • Mathew Aaberg
      Mathew Aaberg 9 days ago +3

      I will be very surprised if he outlasts the next failed attack or Ukrainian counter offensive. I see him resigning due to "personal family matters" like a sick parent or sibling.

  • Mario Vallanzasca
    Mario Vallanzasca 10 days ago +22

    "Bro trust me!! I'm not bluffing!!!"
    - the man who always bluffs

  • ShadowRaven
    ShadowRaven 9 days ago +74

    Imagine calling a province of russia american out of nowhere with a fake poll, then proceed to draft 400k soldiers and telling russia to go off of the territory or face war.

    • Константин Мантров
      Константин Мантров 7 days ago

      Would be nice actually

    • ShadowRaven
      ShadowRaven 8 days ago

      @Maxim Korovin a province cant allow troops to be there, russia sent troops into said province and then told the locals the shelling was due to them bring there.

    • Val
      Val 8 days ago +3

      Hoi4 be like:

    • Jesse Van Horn
      Jesse Van Horn 9 days ago +2

      What are you talking about?

  • Eric Sanders
    Eric Sanders 10 days ago +30

    way to go young man that was a thorough brief thank you this is like a breath of fresh air here in the news for somebody who is telling the news and not telling what somebody told them to say godspeed to you young man.

    • Fazley Fadzil
      Fazley Fadzil 9 days ago +4

      @peter gbrics The only way to appease you folks is by singing praises to Putin and treat him like a saint

    • peter gbrics
      peter gbrics 9 days ago

      Still just western propaganda.He doesnt say other stuff,only whats on other channels as well…duh

  • David
    David 9 days ago +2

    I think this video made a small mistake. As far as I understand (and I could be wrong so I welcome any corrections), Ukraine never really stood around the Oskil river. The Russian haphazard defenses were broken in a day or two and they advanced past the river quickly. It's likely at the time of the script writing the TLDR team assumed that this is the new front line but I just figured I'd point that out.

  • Johan M
    Johan M 10 days ago +11

    2.5 million men might sound like a lot given the 200 to 300 thousend men they have deployed so far. But the entire mobilisation process will take a long time. Weeks if not mounths. And there is the major issue of morale within such units as well even when or if they manage to deploy them.
    Thus there is the question if they have an equipment to arm them with besides hand held weapons. In theory there is ten of thousends of tanks and IFV stockpiled but they havent done much to replace theyere losses with them so how could they expect them to suddenly form the core of all those mobilzied personal? Or will they be deployed as foot soldiers?
    Finaly they nuclear threat and or threat or a "defensive" war with NATO. I cant think that even Putin will belive that such an agression will get no response from the west. Thus there is the idea of where to deploy them in such a way that they can affect the battlefield without harming theyre own troops - Troops whom cant have much NBC protection by the showing of theyre battle capacity. This sort of martial law combined with nuclear threat must be intended for theyre own people and theyre own troops morale whom seams to be rotting by the hour.
    In the past we have seen a lot of cases where wartides has changes due to new and fresh troopes being added such as the counteroffensive in Stalingrad. But rarely has that sort of fresh troops had any major effect on a rotting army. Mobilising reserves had little use to the germans around Berlin in 45 for example.
    More often than not its thrue that if an army has become this beaten and the other side has such a morale as the ukraininan has at the moment there can be little done to rescue the rooting side. Johan.

  • Emiliano Zapata
    Emiliano Zapata 10 days ago +87

    The partwise mobilisation can also help to silence recent critics, who called for a full mobilisation.
    The number of activated troops are 300.000, Putin said, that they go through training before deployed.
    He also said, that the industry have to speed up the building of new armory.
    Best outcome would be, that it will hit the Russian economy even further, while the Ukrain achieve to recapture as most as possible areas.
    Even when the fresh troops will be rather untrained in comparison and have not only low moral but also bad equipment, 300.000 soldier are not to be underestimated.
    It robs the Ukrain of their biggest adventage - numbers.
    My guess is, that it all depends now on how the west reacts to it. The ban to deliver western tanks should finnaly fall, if we want the Ukrain to have a fair chance.
    Tell your local politcians

    • Revert Revertz
      Revert Revertz 9 days ago

      Or we can ask our politicians to sit down and stop stirring every other country we shouldn’t be involved with. Who do you think profits from these conflicts?

    • Dork Angel
      Dork Angel 9 days ago +1

      @CFL_ Finn Wouldn't be surprised if they sent them there with pointy sticks. Again in WW2 they sometimes had to pick up a fallen comrades weapon just to have one.

    • CFL_ Finn
      CFL_ Finn 9 days ago

      @Dork Angel good luck trying to drain all of West from ammunition
      While you barely got enough for your own troops

  • Nicholas Hills
    Nicholas Hills 10 days ago +19

    I want to remind everyone, the course for Ww2 was more or less set with a "referendum", annexation through cultural affiliation (Czechia), and the belief no one would stop them. I hope the west is built with stronger men than Chamberlain the Appeaser.

    • swami dude
      swami dude 8 days ago +2

      But the German army of that time was formidable, state of the art, best of its time. The Russians would have poses a similar threat, weren’t it for the fact that they are so incompetent. Ukraine was the first step, and they immediately failed to take that.

  • ParrotletsRunEarth
    ParrotletsRunEarth 10 days ago +39

    I feel sorry for all these non-soldiers who are going to be forced to their ultimate deaths fighting for Putin.

    • russkayaimperiya
      russkayaimperiya 2 days ago

      @Brian Hansen For the eternal Motherland, for our brethen in the Crimea and Donbas. To stop NATO expansion once for all, to stop another military alliance from threatening Russia and our interests.

    • Zampzazz
      Zampzazz 7 days ago +6

      @Brian Hansen new washing machines

    • Brian Hansen
      Brian Hansen 7 days ago +2

      @russkayaimperiya What exactly are they fighting for?

    • russkayaimperiya
      russkayaimperiya 8 days ago +2

      They aren’t just fighting for Putin, that’s only the view many westerns take and some of our liberals.

  • Salad in the dark
    Salad in the dark 10 days ago +1

    When Russia mentions nuclear weapons they wean tactical ones. Meaning "small" ones over key Ukrainian bases or cities. Not a Tzar Bomba over London or D.C.

  • Chip Satterly
    Chip Satterly 10 days ago +5

    Great channel w great content and delivery!! This guy has the best "mike" on youtube. Most succinct analysis. Easy to understand and comprehend. He's got a good voice and stage presence. Keep up the good work!!

  • Michael L Rakes
    Michael L Rakes 9 days ago +1

    He's losing on an epic scale. He's a short little man with a Napoleon complex, plain and simple. He thinks he has to project strength for his obvious shortcomings and has only proven himself a bigger loser than we could have ever imagined.
    It's quite hilarious honestly

  • Cyrillum
    Cyrillum 9 days ago +2

    "We have no weapons and our troops are ineffective. What do we do?"
    "I know. Lets send even more men to the country and have a bigger weapons issue"

  • Andrew Taggart
    Andrew Taggart 10 days ago

    Good video - scary times but the west must hold its nerve. We always knew that Russia has nukes and that it will say anything. What we didn’t know was how terrible their armed forces were - ineffective and criminally brutal.

  • Kurt Callaghan
    Kurt Callaghan 8 days ago +1

    While Putin's move is going to obviously have an adverse effect on his domestic popularity, I suspect he's getting pretty realistic projections from his generals at this point and has changed his goals. The more territory Ukraine regains, the smaller an area the Russians have to defend. I fear that once these 300,000 troops are trained and equipped they will be poor quality but numerous enough to stop the Ukrainian advance and create a stalemate. I think he'd rather the Russian people hate him than view him as weak, which is what a continual retreat would create.

    • Frankie Seward
      Frankie Seward 8 days ago

      yeah but Ukraine ain't gonna give up. if they have to fight am extra 300,000 so be it. at least they're committed.
      look at Afghanistan. took them 10 years to give up. at best it'll dekay the inevitable.

  • Lord Ryno Gaming
    Lord Ryno Gaming 9 days ago +48

    One thing I wonder about russia's nukes is, are they as poorly maintained as the rest of russia's stuff. Because I can easily see a russian general just taking the money for themselves thinking "when will these ever be used".

    • Brian Hansen
      Brian Hansen 7 days ago

      @Steel Rexer Main problem is the sheer amount both nations have. If even 1% works it's a clusterfuck of epic proportions.

    • Steel Rexer
      Steel Rexer 7 days ago +3

      I won’t be scared. If the nukes work, I’ll be dead, and if they don’t work, I’ll be laughing.

  • Brent Dallyn
    Brent Dallyn 10 days ago +23

    Putin is holding off the hardliners who wanted a full mobilization with a partial one, including a caveat that those conscripts will not fight on the Ukraine front. Putin is notoriously indecisive when it comes to making the big decisions, and they wanted him to do something...anything to change the status quo in the conflict. That should keep the hardliners quiet and off his back while he continues to think his way out of this disaster.

    • Frankie Seward
      Frankie Seward 8 days ago +1

      ​@Marvin66 indeed. plus equipment and vehicles are gone too. this is merely delaying the inevitable

    • Marvin66
      Marvin66 8 days ago +2

      Mobilisation might have made sense in April or May but it is probably too late now .
      Too much of Russias professional army has gone

  • Ackbooh
    Ackbooh 10 days ago +11

    1: Good luck drafting these civilians
    2: Good luck replacing them in the economy
    3: Good luck motivating them to die in a "3 week special operation" now
    4: Good luck training these unmotivated people
    5: Good luck arming, feeding, heating, resupplying and ordering these men
    6: Good luck doing that with sanctions
    Good thing the Russian army proved itself to be incredibly efficient and not corrupt HAHAHA

  • TroubleTrooper
    TroubleTrooper 10 days ago +6

    They didnt only issue harsh penalties for looting or desertion, but rather desertion connected to mobilization. They are expecting huge dissent over the "partial" mobilization _(sic a prerogative for FULL Mobilization, which will most likely be a stones throw away from WW3 unless Putin is stopped)_

  • Seawind
    Seawind 9 days ago

    Getting those recruits mobilized will be a problem as Russian supply lines have been shaken. Not to mention equipment shortages and the the huge problem of training that many recruits in a months time, and who knows if he can round up that number that quickly. Support for the war has mostly been because it was a limited action that hasn't effected that many people so they could be apathetic about it, now it has a escalation that effects many more Russian people won't be as enthusiastic to be forced in to combat.

  • M Spicer
    M Spicer 9 days ago +2

    this "partial mobilization" is too little, too late. It will take weeks to get the notices out to those being called-up, then they have to actually report to a recruitment center. That will take weeks by itself. Any "troops" they get through this will also take some time to actually provide a modicum of refresher-training to. They also have to equip them, and considering how poorly-equipped the troops they have in Ukraine now are, this won't be very well at all. Not to mention these troops are coming in to the war knowing how badly it's going, so their morale isn't the best. Russia is looking at probably 6 to 8 weeks, minimum, before they have the first batch of cannon-fodder ready for the grinder.
    The use of nuclear weapons is a bluff. They can't afford the backlash that would result from first-use, and unless they plan to nuke a major city, nukes are pretty useless in this war. Ukrainian troops are generally too dispersed on the battlefield to cause significant casualties among military formations. Nukes are a political weapon, not a battlefield one, and even the threat of using them shows that Putin knows he's already lost.
    The changes in Russian laws are more worrying than what Putin said. Making it a crime to surrender is ridiculous, and ignores battlefield realities. It will result in many more Russian dead, and a further reduction in discipline. The reserve units that really don't want to be in the war will also require security to ensure they don't simply withdraw in the face of an enemy attack. Something like the NKVD of WW2 fame. That's a huge amount of security just to keep your own army in the frontline, with all the manpower that could have been used better elsewhere being squandered.
    And there is still no indication that Russia has figured out it's logistics yet. They have no solutions to one of the most basic problems a military can have. Being unable to adequately your troops in theatre, promptly, with everything they need, is a constant drain on morale. The Russians need to sort out supply before they can actually use millions of troops. Once again, assuming they can even equip that many.

    • Frankie Seward
      Frankie Seward 8 days ago

      They already lost so many tanks and aircrafts that it'll be impossible to achieve air superiority. plus Ukraine has been getting training for the last several months. after this winter it's likely that Russia will be out of options.

  • Daily Positivity
    Daily Positivity 9 days ago +4

    "The war has turned not necessarily in Russia's favor"

  • Alex
    Alex 10 days ago +7

    Technically the plural of referendum would be referendums, not referenda. In Latin, "referenda" would imply there are multiple questions on the referendum, not that two different referendums in different states are being held.

  • The Bob
    The Bob 9 days ago +1

    More troops doesn't matter when you can't feed or equip them in the first place, this isn't 1945, Russia has neither the industry or the capabilities to wage a full scale war without getting trounced by literally everyone It can only threaten and bluster, Ukraine isn't fighting three world powers at the same time, it isn't Germany it is a nation that is focused in one direction and defending it's homeland from an attacker and is getting loads of support from the West while i Wish it was more, in my opinion if North Korea or China offer troops oh I'm sorry "Volunteers" (aka fight for Russia or we will execute your families.) then I suppose the US can offer it's own "Volunteers" I'm sure the USMC would be happy to give Putin a wake up call to reality that he is NOT top dog.

  • Narcissistic Abuse Healing
    Narcissistic Abuse Healing 10 days ago +535

    Hi. Just a friendly note that you may want to put a limiter on your mic recording to stop it from hitting too high and being clipped or being distorted. Your normal talking is okay but every now and again your voice goes up when you emphasize certain words and then the sound gets distorted. A limiter set at -3db will help with that. Else set your mic gain down so you don’t record past -6 or -3 db. As once you have distortion on your recording it is a pain to address in editing. But you can always boost in editing if the recording volume is too low.

    • Interspect
      Interspect 9 days ago


    • dutch
      dutch 9 days ago +1

      @Panse Pot where can i buy this mike guy. I'd like one myself.

    • Kou
      Kou 9 days ago

      Thanks Narcissistic Abuse Healing

    • Francesco
      Francesco 9 days ago

      This is the bri'ish accent

    • Daniel Ho
      Daniel Ho 9 days ago

      A limiter is not the fix -- having a good compressor, preferably analog, is. You need to stop the distortion BEFORE it hits the limiter. Hitting the limiter is what causes distortion.

  • dtr4308
    dtr4308 10 days ago +71

    - the Russian army lost 5937
    - Ukraine lost half of its army
    - mobilization is needed in the Russian Federation
    Are they sure they didn't mix anything up?

    • Non autem rex Christus
      Non autem rex Christus 7 days ago +1

      @Bodiant "a stupid war then" applies here

    • Dmitry Shurbin
      Dmitry Shurbin 7 days ago

      @Bodiant It is necessary to replenish the contingent in order to ensure rotation. And increase the contingent in order to effectively attack and finish this campaign already.

    • sever
      sever 8 days ago

      It's classic bro)

  • Henry the PaleoGuy
    Henry the PaleoGuy 6 days ago +1

    Seeing Russia collapse in real-time is nothing short of astounding.

  • Woody Smith
    Woody Smith 10 days ago

    Worse for Russian mobilization is that many aren't front-line officers. Russia typically has little to no NCO corps, is rushing JCOs out of training early, so conscripts and convicts led by under-prepared JCOs without a sergeant to impose discipline is a whole host of problems waiting to happen. Last time Russia dealt with this problem proactively, Ukraine successfully targeted and killed a lot of their senior officers who had been leading from the front.

  • EuroUser1
    EuroUser1 10 days ago +1

    From Putin's perspective, it would be legal to formally annex Washington DC tomorrow, and order all NATO forces out under threat of nuclear war. The question is 'should we abide to such blackmail?'. Obviously not.

  • sivx17
    sivx17 10 days ago +1865

    For Russia to even consider general mobilizations and recruit prisoners to fight in Ukraine pretty much confirms they have lost the war. Its no longer a superpower, barely even a regional power at this point. Just a country with a 2nd/3rd rate military and a lot of nukes.

    • Emil Filipov
      Emil Filipov 4 days ago

      @Cube_25 They are all criminals. It doesn't matter to me if its for defending or attacking.

    • GreenEyedBide
      GreenEyedBide  5 days ago

      @Matt Milford this was is deeper then just instigator vs victim

    • Matt Milford
      Matt Milford 5 days ago

      @GreenEyedBide big difference there. Russia was not invaded; Ukraine was. Of course Ukraine, or any country that is invaded, has full mobilization. Duh.

    • Francesco La Carrubba
      Francesco La Carrubba 8 days ago

      @Simon Burgess most are soviet era so 4+ decades old

  • yakamen
    yakamen 9 days ago

    Need to look at the balance of mobilized forces as they become available. They will meed the right mix of logistics units. More people in an absolute sense means more bottlenecks. If they have enough tanks to abandon, they need more fuel trucks and truck drivers and heavy equipment recovery vehicles, etc.

  • Arc
    Arc 9 days ago

    What will those soldiers be armed with? I thought Russia was running low on ammunition. At the start of the war, I could have accepted the notion that Putin stumbled into a war he was unprepared for due to unknown factors such as Ukrainian resolve and his own military's corruption, but to double down on things now makes me think the man is either insane, incompetent, or both.

  • Anna Solano
    Anna Solano 9 days ago

    It's not partial: everyone in the western media seems to take Putin's speech as a source, where he said that, but the actual law doesn't introduce that limitation to the contingent of the mobilisation. Considering Putin's track record of telling truth in his speeches, I guess everyone can figure it out for themselves what that means...

    POCKET SAND 9 days ago +4

    The only way he'd use nukes is by using small battlefield tactical nukes. It'll be "shock and awe" to stop Ukraine's counter-offensive in its tracks. They'll use multiple tactical nukes simultaneously along the frontlines.

    • MultiLimpet
      MultiLimpet 7 days ago

      Ukraine used to be 6th largest nuclear power. Any nuke usage will end with a radioactive Moscow

  • Pepe Umzwala
    Pepe Umzwala 10 days ago +757

    Russia: we don't have trucks to supply our frontline.
    Also Russia: conscripts can carry stuff, right?

    • Pepe Umzwala
      Pepe Umzwala 6 days ago

      @Yellow Tunes it's not only shells. You need to supply food/water, fuel, rotate your troops, etc.
      Also number of shells doesn't say anything, as type of shells might be totally different.

    • Yellow Tunes
      Yellow Tunes 6 days ago

      @Pepe Umzwala bus is bus, doesn't matter what written on it
      Have you seen Russian logistics? According to pentagon, Russia fires 70k shell per day, compare it to 35k shell that entire NATO sends Ukraine per month. If that logistics is bad in your book, what do you mean by good logistics?

    • Pepe Umzwala
      Pepe Umzwala 6 days ago

      @Yellow Tunes have you looked at russian logistics? If they had the trucks, why are they using school buses?

    • Yellow Tunes
      Yellow Tunes 6 days ago

      @Pepe Umzwala Russia makes 40.000 KAMAZ trucks per year. And they were doing it since USSR, so sanctions won't affect it in any way. And the only difference between military truck and civilian one - green colour.
      So how did you conclude that biggest country on Earth is running out of cheap trucks to deliver goods all over Russia?

    • Pepe Umzwala
      Pepe Umzwala 6 days ago

      @Yellow Tunes they don't have tens of thousands of spare trucks though. You can't just use every truck available or your economy will jump off a cliff.
      And Russian military doesn't have many trucks left.

  • Daniel Bickford
    Daniel Bickford 9 days ago

    I know this is nearly impossible, would be absolutely hilarious if the Breakaway regions referendums didn't follow Russian orders

  • John Barham
    John Barham 10 days ago +6

    It's also also also worth noting that the Russian stock market crashed on Tuesday amid fears of a mobilization. 🙃

  • Gurfi28
    Gurfi28 9 days ago +3

    Do the mobilized troops necessarily have to be sent to Ukraine? They could also be used to relieve any professional units that are tasked with overall territorial defense of Russia and have not yet been sent to Ukraine.

    • MultiLimpet
      MultiLimpet 7 days ago

      Russia already send in their reserves

  • Jake Peck Art
    Jake Peck Art 9 days ago +6

    I was hoping for an update on the proxy war. hope all the corporate profits are going well.

  • Carlos del Pino
    Carlos del Pino 10 days ago +1

    Crimea and Belgorod have been punished for a while, so I don't see how these incredibly dubious annexations change a damn thing. Russia must be severely and decisively fractured.

  • Ivan Syomkin
    Ivan Syomkin 9 days ago

    Russia has declared mobilisation only three times in it's entire existence:
    WW1, WW2 and The Ukrainian special operation. Let that sink in.

  • K F
    K F 9 days ago +1

    Because of Putin, I think within 15 years Ukraine will be growing economically, part of NATO and the EU, steadily climbing in upwards; while Russia will be a Belarus and sinking into obscurity.

  • Voice Guy
    Voice Guy 10 days ago

    Russia is the embodiment of what would happen if it were only combat and combat arms but with none of the POGs. Interestting. I say this as a combat support combat vet.

  • Lorem Ipsum
    Lorem Ipsum 10 days ago +8

    Inside Russia did a good piece on the failures and the typical Russian people's response of looking for someone to blame and what to do next. I'm taking a partial mobilisation as a reading of the general mood of the population as not being so willing to die for a lie. When the Wagner boss said it's either convicts or your sons, that says something about the feelings in RU about the SMO.

    • 1GTX1
      1GTX1 9 days ago +1

      Here in Serbia only 15% of reserves wanted to go to war in 1991 in Croatia, and even than most had to return after few months, and there were protests, but still we had 150 000 soldiers in the area of combat before UN soldiers had arived, that's the same number of soldiers that Russia had in Ukraine before mobilization, which is crazy, when you compare the size of the population.

  • Dave Andrew
    Dave Andrew 9 days ago

    This is a sign of desperation. Very significant that the broadcast was delayed multiple times. Putin's grip (on either power or reality) may not be as secure as he would like the world to believe. This 'mobilization' is the beginning of the end, whatever that turns out to be, and no matter how brutal.

  • Randomness Central
    Randomness Central 8 days ago +1

    When throwing millions of troops at your enemy doesn’t work (classic Russian war story)

  • Brancu Alexandru
    Brancu Alexandru 10 days ago +38

    You know what this entire war has reminded me of? A lot of Sun Tzu quotes. A LOT. It's almost like a live action version of the book.

    • Arego
      Arego 6 days ago

      @Daniel Germano Honestly if Russia has to use nukes to beat Ukraine as far as I'm concerned they lost the war. Sure Ukraine will be in rubbles, but Russia would have proven that a county whom was much weaker then them was able to push them into a corner. Russia has also been shown around the world to not be nearly as strong and capable as the world had imagined. Their soldiers lack modern era equipment on a large scale, their logistics is horrendous, and their leadership has been using old out dated tactics from WW2. Russia legitimately makes enough to support funding for programs like the SU-57 and hypersonic missles, but I bet 100% they can't afford to produce them on a massive scale and use them mostly as propaganda tools. Hell even Putin's precious Wagner group was slaughtered out in Ukraine in a attempt to assassinate Zelensky and used as cannon fodder to take the cities that they actually managed to take over. The Wagner group now are forced to recruit from prisoners due to their numbers being so low. Russia is a paper tiger with nukes and in the grand scheme of things is a small fish in a big pond when it comes to US and China at this point. Also even after nuking Ukraine, Russia will be left to face the aftermath which will be all other neighboring counties running into the arms of the UN, they will have destroyed almost everything of value that Ukraine had to offer as a country, and all areas nuked would be unlivable for 1-5 years plus they would have to deal with the nuclear reactors they trashed in their own backyard. Pretty much I'm saying sure Ukraine will be in rubbles, but Russia will have lost so much more then it gained so is that really a win?

    • Daniel Germano
      Daniel Germano 6 days ago

      @Brancu Alexandru ok ok i understand perfectly your logic, of course i would do the same for my country in the same circumstance. However it is a romantic view of the end game in all this... I am very realistic as for the outcome of this war, and i always say there is no way Russia will come out loosing. If they do, Ukraine will be destroyed. You get the picture!

    • MultiLimpet
      MultiLimpet 7 days ago +1

      Putin: First lose then fight

    • Bunseth Likyon
      Bunseth Likyon 8 days ago

      @Daniel Germano didn't they launched a few raids in russian soil? like the ammo depot and fuel depot...unless russia got really bad management skills that cause ammo to blow up LOL

  • drholyshitful
    drholyshitful 10 days ago +575

    If youre already struggling to supply your demoralized troops. Is it really wise to just add more logistical pressure on yourself by committing MORE soldiers who dont want to fight? Russia has been drumming to the west "Winter is coming" and how we should worry, ironically now its his soldiers that should worry about winter

    • rstx
      rstx 6 days ago

      @Vojta Janda LOL

    • Vojta Janda
      Vojta Janda 6 days ago

      @rstx They have been running out of dedicated transport for a while. Hence why we see a lot of older equipment being captured any time Ukraine takes large chunks of territory and the elite units weren't there. They also lack experienced people in these positions because they got demolished before they had any chance to gain experience. Also so you really think it's going to matter if you have 20 guys in a trench or 5 if they only have 20 rounds to one gun between them? Ukraine has been making their lives expecially difficulit thanks to longer range missile attacks on ammunition depos.
      Mobilizing 2000000+ men takes time. LOT of time. And Russia isn't the US. It can't just load up long range transport planes and boats and get their troops across half the world in day and a half and few weeks. Russia is relient on railway lines. Which are in terrible shape (as anyone who saw them with their own eyes will tell you) and don't have the capacity to transport a lot of people along with the ever depleating ammunition they spend on bombarding the whole frontline without any real strategic objective besides 'Well maybe we'll hit their men'.
      They can barely support the army they have in Ukraine right now. Their armour is depleated, they take old T-55 out of storage. Their artillery is endlessly bombarding the whole frontline without any meaningful effects unless the Ukraine's army concentrates (which it can do anyway because Russian inteligence turned out to be completely useless). Their infantry breaks ranks constantly and have so terrible conditions in vast majority of the units that the soilders are by their own testimonies better being pow because there they at the very least get food and proper clothing.

    • Lex Slate
      Lex Slate 9 days ago

      @Bakusen Three hundred thousand was the number I heard. And, well, the hundred and fifty thousand Russia started with aren't all still in the field. Well, a lot of them are still in the field, but only because Russia tends to abandon their dead, only considering officers important enough to return to Russia for burial.
      That's three hundred thousand troops who went through basic training years or possible decades ago, with like a week refresher course, and probably armed with rifles made more than fifty years ago.

  • Randomness Central
    Randomness Central 8 days ago +1

    It looks like they’re doing the first one, but remember that originally it looked that they were doing a huge offensive in the south and not the northeast. Could be another clever trick.

  • Joe Nichols
    Joe Nichols 9 days ago

    I read a thread from the retired General in command of at one point all Army training and then all American Europe forces. The "rot" and errors within the Russian industrial complex are the system itself. There is no way the "Russian military industrial complex" can compete with the "Western military industrial complex". As an entrepreneur in the US, I've learned how ungodly competent, competitive and skilled our private sector is. I believe this same "culture" permeates through our entire military industrial complex. Putin clearly has no chance to compete with this - to begin with, it won't be an additional 300k troops in Ukraine for Russia - they will likely just be replacing the current injured/KIA troops. I mean, Russia is attempting to go against an extremely populous, motivated and driven by necessity force, in an enormous country, backed in full by the freakin US, Germany, France, UK and the rest of Europe. That's an insane fight. There is no country in the world that could compete with that alliance - not even close.
    Thank God for the American/Western industrial complex. Imagine how much worse this could be. Ukraine could be fully subjugated, CCP launching invasion on Taiwan off the Ukraine news and Russia could be invading/destroying the Baltics, Poland, Romania, etc. Meanwhile, the world economy would have completely collapsed and the world would be shifting to one not run by democracy and code of law but of dictators.
    There's a saying inscribed in the Venetian Arsenal which states "Happy is the city (country) that thinks of war in times of peace". How unbelievably true that is. Or another saying goes "it's better to be a warrior in a garden than a gardener in a war".
    While Russia is using convicts to fight on the Frontline, the US also just announced the B21 Raider will be going public in December. We are ready. Thank God for that preparation. Imagine the horrors that would be occurring in Ukraine and all of eastern Europe if not for the Western support. There are things far worse than death. We must continue to ensure pure, unadulterated killing capacity of our military industrial complex. Hopefully, and I genuinely hope this, that it never sees a day of service

  • David Ringmann
    David Ringmann 9 days ago +1

    The Partial Mobilisation only shows, how desperate Putin is. I mean, he alsways claimed the invasion to be a "Special military operation" not a full-scale war. His current actions (if not allready happened) prove him to be a liar. Not only in the world but also in Russia itself.

  • Zaratul
    Zaratul 10 days ago +5

    Didnt get Georgia some of their teritory stolen by Russia ?
    Do they plan a counter to that now that Russia is occupied ? (would be intersting)

    • Valinorean
      Valinorean 9 days ago

      Georgia's entire population is equal to that of Kiev city alone... Ukraine is just physically vaaaastly larger and stronger

  • Bohdan Litkovets
    Bohdan Litkovets 10 days ago +446

    Before 21/09/2022 - Special Military Operation
    After 21/09/2022 - Very Special Military Operation

    • Valinorean
      Valinorean 9 days ago

      ​@ObinAtor that's how you say "military" in Russian, the same root as for the word for war

    • Arselene Bitara
      Arselene Bitara 9 days ago

      Very funny! 🤣🤣🤣

    • MikeraS
      MikeraS 9 days ago

      After January 1st of 2023: Defense of Moscow

    • Enpä Keksi
      Enpä Keksi 10 days ago

      @Kolla Super Duper Ultra Special Deluxe Ultimate Limited Edition Director's Cut Remastered Military Operation

    • ObinAtor
      ObinAtor 10 days ago +2

      He actually said something along the lines of special war operation in that announcement video. («специально военный операции»). Guess he has to put himself in jail now for 15 years, since it’s illegal to call it a war in Russia.

  • retired
    retired 10 days ago +1

    Adding more less experienced untried troops will just lead to more body bags going home to mothers.Putin has already used his best so we are told and they are being trounced the new troops have even less hope.I spent 27 years in the Australian army and I can assure you that it takes at the very least one year to get a soldier to a reasonable standard and up to two years before he or she can call themselves fully trained,and the training never stops.

  • Edgar Nova
    Edgar Nova 10 days ago +3

    Putin: "Is not a war is a Special Military Operation ©", Also Putin: "So things are not going too well and we have to mobilize..."

    • Enpä Keksi
      Enpä Keksi 9 days ago +2

      Putin: "Ukraine is losing bad, dying by the hundreds each day while we're not taking many losses at all! By the way, we need 300 000 more men."

  • MaSilvie
    MaSilvie 9 days ago +2

    Omg guys #1 on trending, been watching you since you were running this week in parliament the first time around, I'm so happy for you 🥳

  • Charles Mouse
    Charles Mouse 9 days ago +1

    Back the Plan A it would seem. Grind out a victory through sheer weight of numbers.
    I sincerely hope this is the first time in history it doesn't work - for a defensive war the Russian people may back such a fight no matter what, but when Russia is the aggressor in someone else's land...?
    For all the help Ukraine has had they will need an awful lot more. A war of attrition isn't good when you have fewer bodies (sadly) to spare.

    HAIDAY 9 days ago +1

    Him declaring is already a partial mobilization defeat on his part.

  • Remote Viewer 1
    Remote Viewer 1 10 days ago +1

    Great content and analysis.

  • maxson mx
    maxson mx 9 days ago +5

    Imagine thinking prisoners are reliable troops for an attack of this scale

    • Dylan Roemmele
      Dylan Roemmele 7 days ago +1

      It worked well for Germany... right? Surely nothing bad ever happened form using criminal divisions >.>

  • Julian Brelsford
    Julian Brelsford 9 days ago +10

    Putin, following a step-by-step formula Columbus and some of his imperialist forebears also followed.
    1. Get some countrymen to move to a place and live more or less peacefully among the locals
    2. Once there are a lot of em, declare the area to be part of your country.
    3. When the inevitable dispute arises, scream that your citizens are being attacked within your country's own borders.

  • Starlesslemon
    Starlesslemon 9 days ago +3

    If morale is dirt low with volunteers, how do you think it'll be with conscripts...

  • Reckless
    Reckless 10 days ago

    Presidents of established countries are briefed by the intelligence agencies with information using which they make decisions. GRU in Russia’s case, I think. There must be some other private reasons why they would have chosen such a strategy.

  • Meme Guy
    Meme Guy 10 days ago +1

    "Sir we are loosing becaude our troops are undersuplied and demoralised! What will we do?"
    "Send there another 300k soldiers"
    "Sir.... you're a genius"

  • Philip Parsons
    Philip Parsons 10 days ago +30

    Russia has been enticing volunteers/fools to fight in Ukraine to earn the equivalent of an annual salary in one month. The ones they are mobilising now are the ones who did want to take that offer. Imagine how much these guys don't want to go to Ukraine? I do believe that most Russian guys of prime fighting age or previous military experience are media savvy and know what is going on in Ukraine. They definitely don't want to be part of it and Putin, will find this out.

    • Siege videos And more!
      Siege videos And more! 9 days ago

      @Igi Malek Cope

    • Simon Colin
      Simon Colin 9 days ago

      ​@Igi Malek Brest-Litovsk is over. Using the same tactic as n*zi germany tells a lot about your foreign policy.
      Poland and Romania will not play the same game as you.
      i bet you were saying that Ukraine will fall in a matter of weeks on this same comment section months ago. And here we are.

    • Mark Robinson
      Mark Robinson 9 days ago

      @Igi Malek Bet you're a right giggle at dinner parties.

  • PTFOdity
    PTFOdity 10 days ago +660

    The issue isn't so much Russia losing soldiers and equipment, it's that they do not have enough to occupy and launch major offensive at the same time. It is a long front line with the Russians facing an enemy that is double their size, none of this is surprising.

    • midomen100
      midomen100 7 days ago

      @Yellow Tunes How do you know Russia has more tanks then NATO. You say no one can know how many Tanks Russia has so how can you say that and know how many NATO and Russia has.

    • Miniature Jayhawk
      Miniature Jayhawk 9 days ago

      @The Goober the only reason why ukraine still exists is because russia cant decide if its at war or not.

    • Yellow Tunes
      Yellow Tunes 9 days ago

      @Ptolemy336VV there's no way anyone can confirm amount of tanks Russia has in stocks and their condition, it's pure speculation. But western media was saying that Russia has run out of (insert whatever you want) since week 1.
      What "maintenance" are you referring to and how did you found out amount of maintenance Russian tanks have? Do you know how much maintenance Russian tanks need? Speculation was funny in first few times, but with every month it gets dumber and dumber
      Btw, what yt channel are u referring to? I would love to check his video and look for any proofs other than "some experts say"

  • Thank you for your compliance

    Excellent summary. Thanks a lot!

  • Kent
    Kent 9 days ago +4

    "Volunteer battalions", I hope Ukraine gets all of its territory back including Crimea.

  • David Möller
    David Möller 9 days ago +1

    Does the Kremlin still call it a "Special military operation" after Putin's speech?
    "So, yah, we are gonna deploy 2,5 million military personell to our military operation in Ukraine. No, of course it is not a war"

    ANTY SPI 10 days ago

    I miss objective reporting in this video. All information is taken from Pro-Ukrainian sources, taking everything at face value. TLDR even does its utmost to let the recent evens look somehow bad for Russia, though it is the opposite.
    Putin has been under public domestic pressure for a long time to widen the scope of the "Special Military Operation", so the partial mobilization is by no means risky domestically. It is only risky in terms of how NATO might react and to wich degree NATO´s aid for Ukraine may be escalated.
    Russia has fought this war so far with a suriprisingly low number of troops. Kiev boasted recently to field 1 million soldiers, while Russia hardly reached the 200 k mark, and that had shown in the rapid Russian retreat from Kharkiv. The annexation of the occupied oblasts and the partial mobilization completely reverses this relation, and turns the conflict into a proper war.

  • 👈 Sonia’s Way
    👈 Sonia’s Way 8 days ago

    Fascinating how a country that is not at war according to it's leader needs a mobilization.

  • Keith Whisman
    Keith Whisman 10 days ago +1

    With Conscription Putin can send his forces he's been holding on to as they were the last of the trained forces that are now available as the conscripts can take over defense duties in country where they are very unlikely to be needed. Regardless who wins I hope this war ends fast because the suffering has been extreme for the civilians.

  • Paul Gerlach
    Paul Gerlach 10 days ago +61

    If Putin can slap a Russian label onto these parts of Ukraine than NATO can slap a member label onto Ukraine.

    • Revert Revertz
      Revert Revertz 9 days ago +3

      Ironically Russia is just following the NATO text book. Part of the legal ground for Crimea, was Kosovo. For awhile NATO has been doing as it pleases, but eventually other powers will also follow suit.
      Let’s just hope China doesn’t start going that direction with Taiwan.

    • Valinorean
      Valinorean 9 days ago +1

      This will also tear the last pretext for some complacent officials to view Crimea as Russian. Because now there won't be any difference between, say, Kherson and Crimea. legally (in anyone's view), origin-wise, and in any other way.

  • perfectionbox
    perfectionbox 7 days ago +2

    "Is not really mobilization... is more Special Military Operation 2.0"

  • Duck
    Duck 10 days ago +470

    When a smart man finds himself in a hole, he stops digging
    But Putin... is not a smart man

    • CMY187
      CMY187 9 days ago

      Augustus The Strong in the Great Northern War: “Just Keep Losing!”

    • obiwac
      obiwac 9 days ago

      @P. AlterEgo yeah western states don't really worry about solving problems with lives either it would seem

    • Brandon Lyon
      Brandon Lyon 9 days ago

      @P. AlterEgo Yet ironically Stalin benefited greatly from the Lend-lease act that provided his soldiers ammunition and food. There was also how things went down when he tried to conduct his own “special military opertation” in Finland.

  • Anders Andersen
    Anders Andersen 9 days ago

    i would love to ask Putin this question : what if turkey declare its own ''Special military operation'' against Syria and claim since its not a war Russia wont be call in to defend Syria.
    If he then answer that its not the same since Ukraine isn't officially allied to NATO
    Then since Ukraine isn't in a war, then lets start the progress to join NATO and see how quickly Russia then declares a war on Ukraine.
    Witch then again would justify not calling a ''Special military operation'' in Syria by turkey a war right?
    To be clear this isn't a good outcome any way since it could destabilize the middle east all over again.
    Also Putin claims that Ukraine is Historically Russian and always have been. But then turkey could use same logic Russia is using. to then annex : Georgia, Armenia, Syria, ISREAL, IRAQ, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria. And this is only about half of it....