RUSSIAN troops are fighting in Ukraine with “serious” health issues while its army sustains “heavy casualties”, new intelligence has stated.

A number of “common themes” are emerging in the experience of Vladimir Putin’s mobilised conscripts sent to the Ukraine war – with deployment underpinned by “inadequate” training and equipment.

The Ministry of Defence‘s latest intelligence update suggests the Kremlin will likely be concerned that an increasing number of families are prepared to risk arrest by protesting against the conditions their relatives face at war.

Most mobilised reservists have previously served, it says, with “numerous examples” suggesting it is highly probably they are not having their medical status “adequately reviewed”.

“Many are being compelled to serve with serious, chronic health conditions,” the update states.

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