Russian officers have not been paid by Moscow for months, according to a report by the Financial Times, which could lead to a decline in morale and a decrease in the effectiveness of the Russian military.
The report, which is based on interviews with current and former Russian officers, found that many officers have not been paid since the start of the war in Ukraine. This is due to a combination of factors, including the economic sanctions imposed on Russia and the cost of the war itself.
The report found that the lack of pay is causing a number of problems for Russian officers. Many are struggling to support their families and are forced to take on extra jobs to make ends meet. This is leading to a decline in morale and a decrease in the effectiveness of the Russian military.
The report also found that the lack of pay is causing some officers to leave the military altogether. This is a significant problem for Russia, as it is already facing a shortage of manpower.
The report’s findings are consistent with other reports that have emerged in recent months. In June, for example, the British Ministry of Defense reported that Russian soldiers were being paid in expired rations.
The lack of pay is likely to have a significant impact on the Russian military. It is likely to lead to a decline in morale, a decrease in the effectiveness of the military, and an increase in the number of officers leaving the military.
The Russian government is likely to be aware of the problem and is likely to be taking steps to address it. However, it is unclear when or if the problem will be resolved.
In the meantime, the lack of pay is likely to have a negative impact on the Russian military’s ability to fight the war in Ukraine.