ISW: Panic spreads among Russian soldiers

According to the Institute for the Study of War, deteriorating morale among Russian troops is causing problems. The potential is seen for poor morale to turn into panic among fighters. This reports The Kyiv Independent.

According to the assessment of the U.S. think tank, the morale of Russian frontline troops is deteriorating due to Ukrainian attacks on the rear areas of southern Ukraine. This would threaten the morale of Russian troops and, consequently, the stability of the defense forces at many critical points on the front. This, ISW said, would have the potential to cause a panic that could “rapidly intensify and spread among Russian front-line units.”

Further, these Ukrainian attacks would cause discontent in the Russian information space. The military leadership in Russia is heavily criticized.

“Some Russian military bloggers expressed anger over recent Ukrainian attacks on the Kerch Strait bridge and called on Russian forces to target the families, homes, and other properties of Ukrainian decision-makers to prevent further Ukrainian attacks on Russian rear areas,” ISW said.

Image:, Vladimir Putin (24.06.2023), CC BY 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons (image size modified)

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