Prospect of 'ill-trained, ill-equipped individuals' with 'low morale' joining Russia's war

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  • 20/09/2022 को प्रकाशित
  • ANU’s Associate Professor Matthew Sussex says there’s a prospect of “ill-trained, ill-equipped individuals with pretty low morale” going into combat in Ukraine.
    Mr Sussex’s remarks come after Russia announced a partial military mobilisation of up to 300,000 troops.
    “I think that bodes pretty badly for Russia’s military performance in the coming months,” he told Sky News Australia.

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  • John White
    John White 8 दिन पहले +4

    Totally ignore the fact Ukraine has been bombing the Donbass region since 2014.

  • Keith Morgan
    Keith Morgan 9 दिन पहले +3

    'Ill-trained, ill-equipped'. Then they'll integrate perfectly.

  • Andrew White
    Andrew White 9 दिन पहले +16

    At last count, Russia's standing army was 850,000 plus 250,000 reservists.
    More misinformation from your guest.

    • Gordon Edwards
      Gordon Edwards 9 दिन पहले

      Armies need support crew for each front line soldier there are 1-2 supporting them.

  • Andrew Fischer
    Andrew Fischer 9 दिन पहले +11

    Talk about the "resolve" of NATO once winter sets in and 2/3 of NATO countries Start rebelling against their government because they're poor, hungry and cold.

    • Haussegger
      Haussegger 5 दिन पहले +1

      I can't help but admire the fighting spirit of the Russian reservists. They're invading NATO countries individually. A bunch of go-getters.

  • gold Bonsu
    gold Bonsu 9 दिन पहले +3

    propaganda at its finest EVERYTHING ABOUT THE ENEMY IS BAD and ours is good 🤣🤣🤣🤣

  • Sean Lander
    Sean Lander 9 दिन पहले +4

    So despite mobilisation, no change in the quality of Russian soldiers then?

    • Gordon Edwards
      Gordon Edwards 9 दिन पहले +1

      Yes there is, it will get worse ( hard to believe I know)

  • Mike Spike
    Mike Spike 9 दिन पहले +11

    If I was a Russian called up I would get together with my comrades and make our commander have an “accident” then get all our equipment and drive back to Russia then sell everything online … could do this multiple times!

    • Beany
      Beany 6 दिन पहले


    • covid col
      covid col 7 दिन पहले

      @Audio3 er ........only if they are gay and islams..........hellooo

    • Kevin Newman
      Kevin Newman 8 दिन पहले

      Why not! Zelensky is already selling donated armaments on the Dark Web!

    • Audio3
      Audio3 8 दिन पहले +1

      You’d be having an accidental fall from a tall building like his recent top officials.

  • marcus lennox
    marcus lennox 9 दिन पहले +7

    What about the aggression perpetuated by Ukraine against the Donbas over the past 8 years? Why do you never talk about that?

    • David Miller
      David Miller 9 दिन पहले +5

      Don't fit the narrative

  • Fraser Wood
    Fraser Wood 9 दिन पहले +1

    How high does your moral need to be to push the button on a hypersonic missile?

  • Magnum Repia
    Magnum Repia 8 दिन पहले +1

    Was armed with long-range missiles. Longer range ICBMs will appear maybe?! 🤔🧐😳💯

  • Radek R
    Radek R 7 दिन पहले +1

    That troops will take over watch on border and free up professional soldiers for combat ops. Russia have over 1k miles border to cover.

  • Lewis Alfred
    Lewis Alfred 9 दिन पहले +2

    He sings from the usual anu centre for strategic studies hymn book.

  • Summer forever
    Summer forever 9 दिन पहले +5

    God damn war!!

  • Michael
    Michael 8 दिन पहले +2

    Risk is easy to see. Looking at history, French re-occupation of SE Asia after WW2 was horrendous and caused conflict for years. France sent it's foreign legion - added to by resistance, nazi exiles, former prisoners - with no training, look at what happened as a result!

    • Michael
      Michael 7 दिन पहले +1

      @Patrick Kelly MacArthur has a lot to answer for. If he'd not been hell bent on obstructing the old European nations and the Colonies there'd of been less issues. France was broken at the time. UK & Commonwealth went in, rearmed the Japanese on their side and nearly eliminated the Viet Ming, only be be withdrawn before completing the task by politicians scared they'd lose Malay

    • Patrick Kelly
      Patrick Kelly 7 दिन पहले

      It was poorly organised, supplied and officered and, like the USA , the French were fighting the wrong sort of war. Great Book on the subject if anyone wants to read up on the Vietnam War Part 2 (the US intervention was Part 3), is 'The Street Without Joy' by Bernard B. Fall - available at Amazon, Good reads etc.

  • Just Thinking
    Just Thinking दिन पहले

    There will be a handful who,will be good soldiers, the overwhelming majority will be fertilizer for the sunflowers

  • John
    John 8 दिन पहले

    Russian army is famous for bullying and inedible food 😂🤘🏻

  • P Willis
    P Willis 9 दिन पहले

    As I understand it as soon as the announcement was made those involved started fleeing the country.

    • P Willis
      P Willis 7 दिन पहले

      @Koala Lumpur Or they quickly married the first single mother they could find, or moved in with thier grandmother as a carer.

    • Koala Lumpur
      Koala Lumpur 7 दिन पहले

      The announcement was only referring to reservists but maybe civilians think they might be next.

  • Eddie Mertin
    Eddie Mertin 9 दिन पहले +2

    There's not enough extra officers nor facilities necessary for a mass mobilization. They could barely supply 150k.
    These capabilities were too expensive and done away with in the late 1990's early 2000's. The smaller current training cadre was sent to Ukraine and is likely even smaller now. Russia does not have a professional NCO corps

    • Patrick Kelly
      Patrick Kelly 7 दिन पहले

      @Gordon Edwards And, apparently, little clue

    • Gordon Edwards
      Gordon Edwards 9 दिन पहले

      Nor weapons, nor logistics

  • Dave D
    Dave D 8 दिन पहले

    Send those 'goons' in their nice shiny black uniforms (hmm, rings a bell 🤔) as they seem well trained in attacking defenceless people the against the Ukrainians, defending their homes and land and see how that goes. Better still, POO TIN, go yourself to show them how it's REALLY done 🤪🤪🤪🤪 😎🖖

  • Beany
    Beany 7 दिन पहले +1

    It’s criminal what he’s doing to his people……😢

    • Beany
      Beany 4 दिन पहले

      @Big Chief There is nothing comical about it.

    • Big Chief
      Big Chief 5 दिन पहले

      @Beany 😂

    • Beany
      Beany 6 दिन पहले

      @B dubb We all better hope not.

    • B dubb
      B dubb 6 दिन पहले +1

      What's he doing? There at war. Well be doing same here soon. Smh

  • S A
    S A 8 दिन पहले

    This is a disaster for everyone!

  • Scallop O’Hare
    Scallop O’Hare 9 दिन पहले +14

    I had been looking to this channel for balanced coverage. You are completely ignoring factors such as the biolabs in Ukraine, and credibly reported attacks on a whole section of Ukraine by transplanted Knotzees. Not incidentally, if your supposed expert really knew anything about military activity, he would know that army troops are useful in bulk.

    • Patrick Kelly
      Patrick Kelly 7 दिन पहले

      @Scallop O’Hare Nothing childish about it, your 'looking for' ploy is well past it's use by date mate. As is the 'I support Ukraine, but - followed by Russian Propaganda, same as yours.

    • Scallop O’Hare
      Scallop O’Hare 7 दिन पहले

      Why am I so sure that not one of the above replies came from a person with actual military experience?

    • Scallop O’Hare
      Scallop O’Hare 7 दिन पहले

      @Gordon Edwards Yes, you never heard the phrase "cannon fodder?"

    • Scallop O’Hare
      Scallop O’Hare 7 दिन पहले

      @Patrick Kelly Back atcha. Unlike you, I don't have to fall back on childish insults.

    • Patrick Kelly
      Patrick Kelly 7 दिन पहले

      So not really looking for balanced coverage, just another place to troll your Putler-facts 😏

  • Todd votral Votral
    Todd votral Votral 7 दिन पहले

    yes but your forgetting about 38 nuclear power plants inside of russia 🇷🇺 a nuclear war these nuclear power plants aren't target ???? think again they are the first to be struck !!!!!

  • PTL
    PTL 8 दिन पहले

    The recruits need to training or weapons. They are cannon fodder.

  • Hot Chihuahua
    Hot Chihuahua 9 दिन पहले +1

    They have an easy out if they choose to take it . Oust Putin and send the Russian troops home safely . It’s a win win for Russia !

  • reggveg
    reggveg 2 दिन पहले

    Boy, the Russian trolls are out in force.

  • Gruntfuttock
    Gruntfuttock 7 दिन पहले

    More Asylum seekers coming to the UK then?

  • WBM
    WBM 8 दिन पहले

    Mate you seem to be the only journalist at Sky to use the term fact check.
    What the hell are you doing working at Sky gosip News

  • Pietje Bel
    Pietje Bel दिन पहले

    You english should ask the quistion what is the prospect of surviving a nucleaire holocaust is it al worth expanding nato to the borders of russia

  • Enlightened Rogue
    Enlightened Rogue 9 दिन पहले +1


  • Jessica Dorion
    Jessica Dorion 9 दिन पहले +1

    Yapping is one of your glitches halt it

  • KM666
    KM666 9 दिन पहले +3

    Didn't you all say this 7 months ago? Nobody believes you so stop spewing nonsense.

  • chairman dan
    chairman dan 9 दिन पहले +2

    Another arm chair expert. ZelenSKY change your shirt!!!

  • Grey Matter
    Grey Matter 9 दिन पहले +26

    If you've seen their capability you would think otherwise

    • Ken_Peterson
      Ken_Peterson 9 दिन पहले

      If there's enough people they don't have to be that skilled.

    • Amanda Collyer
      Amanda Collyer 9 दिन पहले

      You mean the capability of turrets to fly 60 feet in the air while the paper armor burns? That capability?

    • Billy Boy
      Billy Boy 9 दिन पहले

      What do you mean?

  • Junaidi Salam
    Junaidi Salam 8 दिन पहले

    hey, thats sounds pretty much like A Z O V

  • Scott McGowan
    Scott McGowan 9 दिन पहले

    More Orcs from Mordor...this is not going to end well for Poopin and Lapdog

  • Doug Down Under
    Doug Down Under 9 दिन पहले

    The old terminology was CANNON FODDER.

  • The Super Psycho Killer
    The Super Psycho Killer 7 दिन पहले

    It’s not worth it. Ukrainians needs to provide surrender zones for soldiers who don’t want to fight.

  • Derek Haereroa
    Derek Haereroa 9 दिन पहले

    This is an expert?,Reservists…already trained,already kitted out,let’s see if the west and Ukraine push them out,and he specifically said if Russias sovereignty or people are attacked he will use everything at his disposal,So trying to portray that he’s going to use them for the hell of it shows poor journalism,at least show the full context of when he said it,professor of propaganda I think

    • Gordon Edwards
      Gordon Edwards 9 दिन पहले

      Badly trained, very badly kitted, more Russian mother weeping over there sons grave for an old mans ego.

  • Screwgates
    Screwgates 9 दिन पहले

    😂cheat yourself?

  • bt spyglass
    bt spyglass 9 दिन पहले

    Sort of like our army is becoming now

  • Gravel Rash
    Gravel Rash 8 दिन पहले

    Even if true which it isn't, isn't that Russia's problem? What it all actually means is after the referendum assuming these territories join Russia then any attack by Ukraine will then be a direct attack on Russia, this time without the very restrictive rules of engagement of their previous SMO. These troops will take a month or so to assemble, it would seem the war is about to change. Of interest the Ukrainian army according to US specialists could have wiped the floor with any army or combination of armies in Europe, they were large, well equipped and well trained, Russia with a troop disadvantage of 3-1 has wiped out half their army. Think Europe doesn't know this, hence the Putin warning about nukes.

  • Joe V
    Joe V 9 दिन पहले

    Ok so there's nothing to worry about then.

  • jannaZX
    jannaZX 9 दिन पहले +2

    Keep telling yourselves that Sky Fake News

  • Philly Stein
    Philly Stein 9 दिन पहले +2

    Believe nothing.

  • john Joseph's
    john Joseph's 9 दिन पहले +3

    Western news propaganda

  • MarsGundam
    MarsGundam 9 दिन पहले

    I honestly thought the Russians would have Ukraine wrapped up by now. If it weren't for nuclear weapons Russia would've been pushed out by now.

    • Gordon Edwards
      Gordon Edwards 8 दिन पहले

      we all did, boy got that wrong

  • Zeppy
    Zeppy 9 दिन पहले +11

    He recruiting criminals. Time for the Aussie Cossack to step up and defend Russias honour and self respect.

  • Crenatta HM
    Crenatta HM 9 दिन पहले +5

    In my opinion.. it seems Mr Putin will try to prepare more to defend his country as US and the West media keeps fuelling in nuclear uses rumours. ✌️💙

    • Gordon Edwards
      Gordon Edwards 9 दिन पहले

      Your opinion is ill informed and one sided.

  • karl harrison
    karl harrison 9 दिन पहले +2


  • Love My life
    Love My life 7 दिन पहले

    Russians ill trained ? Look at yourself. Not a men- just joke who gossiping about others. This two is good example how man should not look like.

  • Ace Stevceski
    Ace Stevceski 9 दिन पहले +1

    Fake news

  • Gregory Horne
    Gregory Horne 9 दिन पहले +10

    These are highly-trained seasoned soldiers, not conscripts (draftees).

    • Haussegger
      Haussegger 5 दिन पहले

      They are just people off the street, and the selection seems totally random. Some have military experience and some don't. They're just cannon fodder.

    • Barro
      Barro 7 दिन पहले

      @Buriram Bob they are not. At least some of them are already being sent to Ukraine (namely Kherson). Maybe lucky ones will stay in Belgorod but that’s unclear.

    • Todd votral Votral
      Todd votral Votral 7 दिन पहले

      lmfao ....compared to what ....the usa girlscouts ???

  • Amanda Collyer
    Amanda Collyer 9 दिन पहले +2

    Today Zelenskyy delivered the most powerful, moving speech for the people of the free world since Winston Churchill.

  • CJC
    CJC 7 दिन पहले

    Rubbish, wake up Australia

  • Lance Hunt
    Lance Hunt 9 दिन पहले +25

    Western propaganda

    • M V
      M V 9 दिन पहले

      Putins knock knock knockin on heaven's door

    • M V
      M V 9 दिन पहले +6

      Russiam liesssss

  • thomas bradley
    thomas bradley 9 दिन पहले

    vThe Russian soldier is not superbly well trained, regular or conscript; lacks a solid noncom core capable of decisive initiative; inept planning evidenced Ukraine; unsecure commo interdict led flag officer assassinations. Instead of swift decapitation Ukranian, the entire country attacked multi axial complex; logistic objectives not secure within four hours, such as airbase n/w Kiev, reinforce/supply needed ground truck convoys subject interdiction. Total incompetence evidenced bore-to-butteplate.

    • Gordon Edwards
      Gordon Edwards 9 दिन पहले +1

      Agree if you cannot trust your best troops with planning, before you put them on the plane then its all downhill from there.

  • Tom Jones
    Tom Jones 9 दिन पहले +1

    Assuming Russian reservists are under prepared, that means casualty rate will be high, morale will be low ( morale can spread like cancer) and discipline will be all but managed. For Putin this may be the beginning of the end; on the other hand for Ukrainians, this may be the beginning of a new beginning. Putin threatening nuclear war is an act of desperation which could result in mutinous acts by the Russian military.

  • Dominic Pelle
    Dominic Pelle 9 दिन पहले

    They're going to need a lot more VODKA in Russia...

  • M V
    M V 9 दिन पहले +1

    Anything I write gets deleted

  • M V
    M V 9 दिन पहले +1

    Russian Propaganda

  • M V
    M V 9 दिन पहले

    Putin's knock knock knockin on heaven's door 😂😂

  • M V
    M V 9 दिन पहले +1

    Putin's knock knock knockin on heaven's door

  • M V
    M V 9 दिन पहले +1

    Putins knock knock knockin on heaven's door

  • M V
    M V 9 दिन पहले +1

    Russia is so weak