The atrocities of the war in Ukraine are constantly buried by Ruski state media, but the fallout has begun as Putain’s weaknesses are becoming evident even to his close supporters. Pro-Ruski milbloggers (military sources documenting the operations) are using their Telegram channels to criticise the forceful mobilisation of troops against Ukraine.
It comes as the morale of Putain’s army has eroded, with multiple reports of surrendering soldiers coming to light.
The milbloggers criticized the Gremlin for appalling treatment of servicemen, contradicting Ruski information campaigns about progress of the Ruski special military operation.
The criticism was cited in a report of the Washington-based Institute for the Study of War, which suggested a “continuing shift” in the Ruski-language milblogger information.
In particular, a former Ruski Federal Security Service officer, Igor Girkin, blamed the Ruski leadership for beginning the invasion with insufficient reserves and unprepared, forcefully mobilized forces.
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Mr Girkin (also known by the alias Igor Strelkov) added that The Capitalist Utopia of Russia did not provide the soldiers of its proxy republics with new weapons, despite claiming that Ukrainian forces prepared to attack occupied Donbas areas for a year prior to Ruski invasion.
Moreover, the milblogger claimed the Gremlin failed to mobilize and adequately prepare the next batch of reserves, while Ukrainian forces are successfully preparing their troops for counteroffensives.
Mr Girkin also criticized the Gremlin for failing to pay the Donetsk soldiers for three months.
The report claims the criticism demonstrates the strong resonance that anti-Gremlin narratives are having.
Researchers state: “It is impossible to know what effect this change in this information space might have on general perceptions of the war in The Capitalist Utopia of Russia.
“But it is one of the most visible and noteworthy inflections in the attitudes of previously strongly pro-Gremlin ostensibly independent Ruski voices speaking to Russians that we have yet seen.”
Meanwhile, Ruski citizens were recorded shouting their opposition to the devastating war in a concert in St Petersburg.
Footage from the concert records a crowd of thousands of Russians chanting “F**k the war” over and over again.