Former general chief of staff: Russia is clearly not able to hold its positions in Ukraine

According to former chief of the general staff Jiří Šedivý the partial mobilization announced by President Putin shows that Russia has reached a turning point in the war when it desperately needs new recruits in order to avoid losing conquered territory in Ukraine. This may create a difficult situation for Ukraine on the front, because although Russia will not have better troops, it will have an advantage in quantity, general Šedivý said. He noted that much would depend on how the Russians use the mobilized units since the troops would need several weeks to align and master more sophisticated equipment.