Russian dictator Vladimir Putin, having not won the desired victory in the 73 days of the war in Ukraine, is taking all possible steps to achieve at least some success by May 9.
Putin’s decree on the transfer of Russian troops stationed in Syria to Ukraine has been issued to speed up the capture of Donbass.
This was reported by a source in The Moscow Times.
It is noted that the total number of the Russian army in Syria is 63 thousand soldiers, almost half of whom are officers.
There is a possibility that Putin may announce a general mobilization on a symbolic date for himself – May 9. This opinion was expressed by political scientist Andriy Piontkovsky.
Meanwhile, analysts of the Conflict Intelligence Team do not record any major steps in Russia to announce mobilization. At the same time, they note that in different regions of the country Russians are called to the military registration and enlistment offices to “clarify the data” and offer to sign a short-term contract.
Military expert Oleg Zhdanov believes that Putin’s announcement of a general mobilization in Russia on May 9 is unlikely.