In the fall of 2023, the State Duma of the Russian Federation introduced amendments to the law on the National Guard, extending to this formation all the powers and mechanisms of the defense department of the aggressor country.
About the fact that in October last year, the composition of the Russian Guard was replenished with units of “Wagnerites” , and since January 3 of this year, by the Vostok battalion of the so-called DPR, but that’s not all, writes NBN, referring to the official X-account of the UK Ministry of Defense.
In addition to the above, British military intelligence reports that the Kremlin is making efforts to disband the Cascade group of the DPR, which specializes in the use of drones, and plans to reassign it to the Russian Guard. In addition, it should be taken into account that the State Duma of the Russian Federation, since the summer of 2023, has allowed the use of heavy weapons by the Russian Guard, and this, taking into account the replenishment of experienced veterans from other branches of the armed forces of the terrorist state, apparently will mean a significant increase in its combat potential.
Thus, the Russian Guard, strengthened by various resources and “manpower,” can be aimed at both minimizing shocks in the sphere of internal security of the Russian Federation and directly to the war in Ukraine.
We previously wrote about how the UK Ministry of Defense assessed the offensive potential of the Russian Armed Forces after the elimination of several Su-34s.