The Russian special forces, which fought in Syria, and in recent days tried to take Mariupol by storm, refused to take further part in urban warfare.
"A unit of Russian special forces with experience in combat operations in Syria refused to participate in further attempts to take Mariupol by storm", was reported by the Defense Intelligence of Ukraine.
It is also reported that Moscow has encountered difficulties in recruiting contract soldiers for military service. So, in Yekaterinburg, less than 1% of the military who were in reserve agreed to return to service.
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