Putin Getting Desperate, Resorting to Reservists from 2012

(Destroyed Russian military equipment in Ukraine)

Russian dictator Vladimir Putin and his regime are becoming increasingly desperate with their bloody war in Ukraine.

This has been revealed by one of their latest steps, namely, the summoning of military reservists who retired up to ten years ago.

The information was disclosed on Sunday by the daily Ukraine war intelligence update of the British Ministry of Defense.

Calling Up Reservists to Replenish Devastating Losses

Putin sent nearly 200,000 troops to invade democratic, pro-Western Ukraine on February 24, with the goal of a very swift, blitzkrieg-style victory.

The Ukrainians frustrated his murderous plans big time by resisting the invaders not only valiantly, but also very efficiently.

More than 19,300 Russian troops have been killed in Ukraine so far, as of Sunday morning, according to the latest update of the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense.

What is expected to be a World War II-style head-on battle will seek to utilize Russia’s remaining advantages with huge numbers of rusty old Soviet-era tanks and tens of thousands of reservists.

According to the UK Ministry of Defense, the Russian military is resorting to recruiting reservists who served in 2012.

This is a desperate attempt to replenish Putin’s losses in manpower, with up to one-fourth of his original invasion force believed to have been killed, wounded or captured.

Against this backdrop, US company Maxar Technologies released satellite images showing the large-scale movement of heavy Russian military equipment heading towards the occupied parts of Eastern Ukraine.

For instance, an eight-mile-long convoy of Russian armor was photographed from space as it was making its way through Velykyi Burluk, a town close to the Ukrainian border.

(Destroyed Russian military equipment in Ukraine)

Russians Ready for Attack from Donbas to Transnistria

The tank column in question is believed to be headed to the regions of Donetsk and Luhansk in southeast Ukraine.

In another move underscoring the desperation of the Russian regime, the Kremlin is now activating its “peacekeeping” force of some 3,000 troops stationing in Transnistria.

Transnistria has been one of the “frozen conflicts” of the former Soviet space for 30 years, and its “independence” is being promoted by Russia.

So far, the Russians have abstained from using their small force in Transnistria to attack Ukraine from the west.

However, the force in question might be activated as Russia manages to attempt a full-scale assault against Odesa. Besides that, Moscow is actually trying to recruit soldiers among the Russian-speaking population of Transnistria.

Regardless of Russia’s huge military buildup, however, Mikhaylo Podolyak, who is among the closest advisers of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, declared Ukraine is prepared to stand its ground and “beat back” Putin’s hordes in the east.

Putin has also resorted to putting in charge his most efficient and brutal general, who has immense experience committing war crimes in Syria since 2015.