The Kremlin has indicated that they are running out of combat ready reserves as Moscow are calling on suicidal men to enlist in the Ukraine war.
Vladimir Putin is trying to set up his own suicide squad as suicidal men are being called up by Moscow-based psychiatrist.
The Institute for the Study of War (ISW) has said that the Kremlin are “returning to its previously unsuccessful volunteer recruitment and crypto-mobilisation campaigns” to “avoid ordering another major involuntary reserve call-up.”
Citing news outlet Baza the ISW said that Russian ultranationalist social media networks advertising to recruit mercenaries for the Wagner Group in nearly 30 cities across Russia.
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Telegram channels are advertising for people to enlist into current volunteer battalions after Putin is trying to avoid mobilisation to avert from an uprising.
Officials are setting up mobile recruitment centres advertising military contract services and in Luhansk region officials are registering teenagers who were born in 2006.
Ukrainian officials have been observing Russian officials recruiting in the occupied Donetsk regions of officers under 65-years old and under the age of 50 soldiers, sergeants and warrant officers.
As Moscow continues with their offensive in the battle for Bakhmut thousands of soldiers are being slaughtered every week.
The voluntary recruitment indicates that the Kremlin is running out of combat ready reserves and Russian veterans and military bloggers are warning that Russia will not achieve their objectives in the Donetsk region without a large-scale mobilisation.
A NATO official told CNN that Moscow has lost around five soldiers for every Ukrainian soldiers which is killed in the salt mining city of Bakhmut, but he cautioned that this ratio is an estimate based on intelligence.