These units are intended to encourage recently mobilized Russian soldiers to stay in their posts and carry out orders.
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“Recently, Russian generals may have wanted their commanders to use weapons against deserters, including allowing fire to kill such defaulters after a warning has been given. is high,” British intelligence said.
“The generals also seem to have wanted to maintain defensive positions until their deaths.”
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The British Ministry of Defense stressed that the tactic of shooting deserters was likely a testament to the poor quality, low morale and poor discipline of the Russian army.
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