Article on captured Russian documents from Balakliia, revealing how dire the situation was before the Kharkiv offensive:
> Some units operating at 20% their strength
> At 30. August the force was only at 71% of full strength
> Majority of jamming and EW equipment out of action
> HIMARS hitting command posts with impunity. Tried (and failed?) to use Pole-21 satellite navigation jamming system to disrupt GMLRS.
> LPR being full of idiots and convicts
> Low morale and paranoia towards the local population
> Running out of ammunition and drones
They knew the offensive would come and did nothing. Really underlines the incompetence of the higher ups in the military.