Can Moscow withstand the war pressure further?
As Moscow continues to wage fierce fighting and inflict devastation in eastern Ukraine, there are increasing signs of misgivings about whether Russia’s military has the force and resources to continue fighting.
Five deputies in the local legislature of Primorsky province in Russia’s far east signed an open letter to President Vladimir V. Putin demanding that Russia stop fighting and withdraw its forces.
Russia would be better served by using the young men fighting in Ukraine to work in Russia, said the statement read out by Leonid Vasyukevich, a deputy from the Communist Party.
Earlier this week, a diplomat at Russia’s mission to the UN in Geneva resigned over the war, becoming the highest level official to leave his post.And while they support the war, a group of women worries that Russia isn’t doing enough to help Russian soldiers who seem to be underprepared for a major conflict.
New York Times News Service