· The Russian MoD has launched a major new drive for volunteer recruits. A pervasive campaign has seen advertising appear on Russian social media sites, on billboards, and on TV.
· The new adverts appeal to potential recruits’ masculine pride, appealing for ‘real men’, as well as highlighting the financial benefits of joining up.
· Since its access to prisoner recruitment was stopped, the Wagner Group private military company is also competing for the limited pool of Russian fighting-age men. It remains highly unlikely that the campaign will attract the MoD’s reported target of 400,000 volunteers. The authorities are almost certainly seeking to delay any new, overt mandatory mobilisation for as long as possible to minimise domestic dissent.
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Shows how toxic masculinity is destroying a nation. Real men good lord such bullshit you what I mean? Run they only want you as cannon fader don't do it save your life. Don't get,your self killed for this fascist fuck.
@I support, I SUPPORT, you are a shameless idiot. During the Revolutionary War you would be a loyalist who preferred to live under the repression of King George III. Incredible. 246 years later there are idiots like you. You have a problem with masculinity? Try laying off those 1,000 mg estrogen tabs if you're a male.
@Jack Griffin, you might be an idiot if you conclude that a comment on a story about a *Russian* recruitment drive, which specifically highlights an appeal to "real men", is referring somehow to Ukraine or Zelenskyy
@I support, By the way, I am presuming you are referring to Ukraine and President Zelenskyy.
I find it interesting there is no Kyiv Post headline that Ukrainian forces have been landing on the east bank of the Dnipro River since April 20th. Russian posts on Telegram replete with photos show the landings are taking place during the day.
The landings have been in the Dachy area west of the Antonovskiy Bridge.