British intelligence predicts further deepening of problems with the medical supply of the Russian military with the start of mass mobilization.
This is stated in the review on the war in Ukraine for September 30.
It mentions the facts from a video taken by conscripts at one of the assembly points in Russia, which went viral on social networks in Ukraine - how they are advised to put feminine hygiene products in first-aid kits instead of professional wound tamponade products.
They also note that medical training and understanding of the principles of first aid among the Russian military are most likely insufficient.
Among the examples, there is a case that also went viral in Ukraine - when Russian soldiers who died due to critical bleeding had modern high-quality tourniquets - but they were fastened to their body armor with cable ties, so the wounded could not quickly tear them off and escape. Intelligence suggests that such a fastener could be used instead of the correct Velcro because this equipment is quite rare and can be stolen
"The Russian military's lack of confidence that they will have sufficient medical supplies almost certainly contributes to the decline in morale and readiness to conduct offensive actions in many units deployed in Ukraine," the intelligence concludes.