This photograph taken on September 1, 2022 shows a traffic sign and a logo of Russia's energy giant Gazprom at a petrol station in Moscow. - Russian energy giant Gazprom had said that it would stop deliveries for three days for maintenance work, further raising tensions on an already taut electricity market. (Photo by Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP)

According to estimates by British secret services, the lack of morale among Russian troops in Ukraine may also be due to poor pay. In addition to the high number of casualties and increasing combat fatigue, the salary is one of the greatest grievances, according to a short report by the British Ministry of Defense on Sunday.