A US general described how Russia’s mobilization would affect the war

Retired US General Ben Hodges, former commander of US forces in Europe and an expert at the Washington-based Center for European Policy Analysis, said in an interview with RBC-Ukraine.

“If the Kremlin calls for a general mobilization, I doubt that many people will be able to participate … They are usually the first to be killed or injured if they don’t learn quickly what to do and how to survive,” Hodges said.

According to the general, mobilized men may be sent to reinforce existing units. However, if they are organized into completely new units, it will take time before they are truly ready for combat.

Hodges predicts that such new units will not appear on the battlefield until several months after mobilization.

“And I doubt it will have a noticeable impact on combat operations for many months,” the military concluded.

US President Joe Biden’s national security adviser, Jake Sullivan, says Russia may be mobilizing troops. “We have information that Putin is preparing for possible mobilization measures,” he said during a press conference at the White House.

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