Putin 'improving' in Ukraine as Russia on cusp of mass military mobilisation

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Dr Neil Melvin, Director of International Security Studies at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) said, Russia appears to be regrouping and reevaluating behind closed doors. Looking to the near future of the war, he told Express.co.uk: "I think what we have seen is that the Russians are improving. "We shouldn't underestimate their ability to adapt and get better. They're still making a lot of mistakes and they seem to have wasted a lot of lives and a lot of equipment." But they've also mobilised a lot more people and they've also begun to mobilise more equipment, and they're making more equipment. "They're strengthening their command and control, and they've been bringing in these mercenary groups like Wagner. And these groups have begun operating into a single command structure. “The Russians are still performing badly, but they are getting better. This is something we have to watch quite carefully.”