There are many problems with the Russian mobilization: many people who, in principle, should not take part in the mobilization are called up, because they are not reservists, are not of conscription age, do not have military training, or students, as we have written about these many times :
According to ISW, mobilization problems bypass Russia’s firewall of heavily regulated media (unlike the military failures in Ukraine), since there are problems in many areas outside of social media, and even in everyday word of mouth, there are a lot of personal accounts.
According to the observation of the American think tank, news about the problems and political reactions to them have already appeared from official sources, but for the time being the Kremlin is blaming domestic decision-makers and bureaucratic processes.
ISW believes the Kremlin will face a difficult task if it is to reduce mobilization panic while at the same time trying to meet mobilization quotas. According to the American think tank, Putin may have to take personal action on the matter.
According to analysts of the think tank, it is possible that some problems with mobilization occurred because Moscow issued mobilization quotas to regional institutions, which are trying to fulfill the order not only to call up military-trained reservists, because they do not. They have a sufficient number of them in their territory the number of employees.
ISW also reported that there were anti-mobilization demonstrations in 35 Russian cities on September 25 and 10 on September 26.