The Institute for the Study of War (ISW) has called Russian President Vladimir Putin dependent on the forces of Wagner group financier Yevgeny Prigozhin and Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov in Ukraine.
Details: Information about the large-scale failures of the Russian military leadership is gaining social momentum.
Russian bloggers said the women, likely relatives of the Russian military and mobilized, are drawing attention to the failed state of the war.
Since the beginning of the partial mobilization in late September, ISW has observed numerous cases of wives and mothers of Russian military personnel speaking out in defense of their relatives serving in the military, speaking to local officials and well-known Russian bloggers.
In conclusion, the inability of the Russian Ministry of Defense to properly address these systemic problems and their root causes is likely to increase social tension throughout the war.
A faction of Russian pro-military siloviki is increasing its influence partly to advance personal interests in Russia and occupied Ukraine, not solely to win the war.