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From "The Daily Beast" the story by Julia Davis May 9, 2022. That tip from Freeper.
Total mobilization Russian society for the Ukraine effort?
As extracted and strictly the comments of a Russian military expert regarding the possibilities of total Russian societal mobilization for the war effort, the Ukraine Conflict.
As is suggested, prospects not good, much less than favorable, such a decision if made the outcome not good. A long protracted conflict if stalemated results hardly auspicious.
"During Friday’s live broadcast of 60 Minutes, retired Colonel Mikhail Khodaryonok made the stunning confession that even mass mobilization in Russia wouldn’t help alter the course of Putin’s stalled invasion of Ukraine. He admitted that Russia would be hard-pressed to replenish its mounting losses in Ukraine, and that sending masses to fight with outdated weapons would be counterproductive because Russia’s arsenal does not measure up to NATO’s top-notch weaponry."
“'Let's imagine the drumroll, the sound of fanfare, and the mobilization is declared. How soon under this mobilization will we get the first fighter aviation regiment? We would get it by New Year's. We don't have the reserves, the pilots, or the planes so the mobilization would be of little help,' Khodaryonok said. 'If tonight, we order new ships to be built, how soon will we get the first one? In two years! That's the deal with mobilization. If we set a goal of forming a new tank division, when would it be ready? I would say in at least 90 days. And it wouldn't be equipped with modern weaponry because we don't have modern weapons and equipment in our reserves.'”
CONSIDER THAT DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR, ALONE FROM THE RUSSIAN WAR EFFORT, IT TOOK THE OUTPUT OF FOUR FACTORIES TO CONSTRUCT A TOTALLY READY TO GO TOP-OF-THE-LINE T-34 TANK.
A MODERN TANK CURRENTLY IN THE RUSSIAN INVENTORY, SUCH AS THE T-90 NOW TAKES THE OUTPUT OF OVER TWO-HUNDRED FACTORIES!
Sending a normally formed unit of activated reservists into battle with rather antiquated tanks, say of the T-62/64 version mothballed for an extended period only would lead into a slaughter. Simple as that.
Indeed. Much less than auspicious.