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Thousands of Ukrainians refuse conscription – Swim across dangerous rivers and feign illness

The situation in the Ukrainian army is causing concern in Kiev, which is characterized by two worrying trends: The increase in the average age and the decrease in the number of soldiers. According to information from Ukrainian officials cited by Western media, the average age of Ukrainian soldiers is 43 years. This is an average up almost 10 years from the average just after the start of the war which was between 30 and 35 years. At the same time, however, there is also a large shortage in the army. An associate of Volodymyr Zelensky told Time that “even if allies provided all the promised weapons, Ukraine does not have the men to use them.” As the Ukrainian counteroffensive appears to have stalled, the troop shortage could prove pivotal in the war with Russia. Runaway wave Heavy casualties are one of the reasons for the staff shortage. But there is also […]
Source: News Beast

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