According to British intelligence, perhaps more people fled the country within a week of the announcement of mobilization in Russia than in the grouping of Russian troops at the beginning of a full-scale attack on Ukraine.
This is stated in the review of September 29.
"In the seven days since President Putin announced the "partial mobilization", there has been a fairly massive departure from the country of Russians who want to avoid the draft. The exact numbers are unknown, but it is likely already more than the total number of the group deployed by the Russian Federation for an invasion in February 2022," the intelligence says.
At the same time, as far as is known, the wealthiest and most educated people predominate among the fugitives.
"If we add this to the factor of those reservists who are still mobilized, the internal economic impact of less availability of labor resources and acceleration of the brain drain will most likely become more and more significant," the review adds.
In a previous review of the situation at the front, intelligence noted that Russian forces, due to political pressure, continue to attempt to attack Bakhmut, instead of strengthening their flanks.