Losing Troops in Ukraine, Russia Grapples With Its Manpower Problem

From a Wall Street Journal story by Thomas Grove headlined “Losing Troops in Ukraine, Russia Grapples With Its Manpower Problem”:

As Russia tries to take the initiative in eastern Ukraine, Moscow has had to find fresh manpower from some unlikely places for what is shaping up to be a crucial phase of the war.

Since the beginning of what the Kremlin calls its special military operation, it has tried to pursue its campaign with an army at peacetime strength. The results have been mixed. Though Russian forces have made gains in the east and south of the country, they sustained crushing losses in Moscow’s initial attempt to seize Kyiv, by some counts losing as many soldiers as the old Soviet Union did in Afghanistan.