"People are thinking of deserting, and I understand them and I myself am thinking how to do it," the marine said.
The coming mud and cold will complicate the fighting for both sides, but Ukrainian troops don't want to delay their counteroffensives.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky vowed to take back Crimea hours after launching his Kherson counteroffensive.
Greg Rossell said he wanted to "do anything" to help Russia win in Ukraine, including interrogating "American and Western scum mercenaries."
Ukraine will likely assess the winter as an opportunity to continue to press the advantage against Russian forces, an expert told Newsweek.
Mobilized soldiers only have about 100 rounds of ammunition for 20 to 30 people, one woman claimed.
The mobilized soldiers are reportedly being deprived of food and personal hygiene items.
"When it all started, the officers immediately ran away," a soldier who was conscripted as part of Russian President Vladimir Putin's partial mobilization said.
A mother of a Russian soldier said the mobilized men were called "meat" and "minced meat" in their military unit.
"Taking control over Bakhmut is a desperate attempt to send the message that Russia can still win in Ukraine," an expert told Newsweek.
In a Monday operational update, Ukraine said hospitals are releasing untreated children to "free up" beds for injured Russian soldiers.
Our national interest in the Ukrainian theater is not coterminous with Zelensky's absolutist stance; our interest is for de-escalation, detente, and peace.
A similar timeframe was implemented by Russia for Crimean residents in 2014.
It is entirely possible that Putin is seeking a peace deal that will allow him to declare victory at home.
Ukraine repelled attacks in five cities in the region, the latest setback for Russia, officials said Monday.
The last of the Russian occupying forces were driven out of Lyman, Ukraine, by Saturday night.
Politician Andrey Gurulyov alleged that attempts to make the war effort look good in reports led to Lyman being undermanned.
Annexation is likely to hand a "kamikaze mission" for future Russian leaders wanting to repair relations with the West, Yuri Zhukov told Newsweek.
The "immense" costs of taking on four separatists regions in Ukraine come as Russia begins to feel the effects of economic sanctions imposed by the West.
The key supply hub was seized by Russian forces in May, three months after Putin's war against Ukraine began.
"There is more escalation from Putin to come," retired Lieutenant General Robert Ashley told Newsweek.
Valentina Matviyenko, speaker of the Russian Federation Council, claimed Friday that the referendums comply with international norms and the U.N. Charter.
Russian protesters are being threatened with punishments that include being drafted to fight against Ukraine.
Ukraine's Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts, which are currently occupied by Russian forces, are set to hold referendums on joining Russia this week.
Referendums on joining Russia will be held in four occupied regions of Ukraine later this month.
Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov said the volunteers had all completed training courses in Chechnya before being sent to Donbas.
"The plan is not subject to adjustment," Putin said Friday.
She left Russia and bought a one-way ticket to Ukraine, outraged by Vladimir Putin's move to annex Crimea in 2014.
"Ukraine is better off for having him and worse off that he's not here," a friend of Joshua Alan Jones told Newsweek.
Artem Bardin, appointed by the Kremlin to a post in an occupied Ukrainian town, was killed in a car bombing Tuesday.