John Spencer, a military expert and retired major, who served in the US Army for over 25 years, including combat experience in Iraq, told us about this in an interview.
According to him, Russia may be embarrassed if it announces a national mobilization. Spencer notes that the Russians are already having problems with recruiting the usual number of conscripts, and in the event that mobilization is announced, even more men may not come to the military commissariats.
Also, such a step will contradict the position of the Russian Federation regarding its “special operation” in Ukraine, because it will have to declare that there is a threat directly to Russia, although this is not the case, Spencer claims.
If the Russian Federation announces a general mobilization, the expert says, people will be recruited into the Russian army without training and sent to the front to die.
“So if Russia wants to send more soldiers to the front lines to die for an unjust cause, let it continue. I do not think that this will change anything and affect the final victory of Ukraine”— Spencer summed up.
On September 20, the concepts of “martial law” and “mobilization” were introduced into the criminal code of Russia: they provide for increased responsibility for voluntary surrender, desertion and looting.
The changes to the Russian criminal code were adopted exactly when the occupying “administrations” controlled by the Russian Federation announced the holding of pseudo-referendums on joining Russia.
Deputy Chairman of the Russian Security Council, Dmytro Medvedev, said that the announcement of a pseudo-referendum in the occupied territories would allow Russia to allegedly “officially” to declare an attack on “own territory”. “Encroachment on the territory of the Russian Federation is a crime, the commission of which allows the use of all forces of self-defense”he claims.