Running Estimate 5 - Russian Domestic Perceptions: The War in Ukraine

In This Running Estimate...
  • Russian public opinion of President Putin's Ukraine invasion dropped by 8% over a roughly three-month period, peaking at 83% in March and declining to 75% in June.
  • Russia's military continues to face demographic stresses impacting force generation and logistics. Morale issues, among conscription-age males (ages 18 to 28), are a key contributor. Notably, this demographic shows the least support for the War in Ukraine.