Le Russian authorities they try to reduce the dissent of the wives of soldiers deployed in Ukraine by paying them but also discrediting them online. This is what the UK Ministry of Defense reported in its daily intelligence update publication. “Research by independent Russian news outlets and comments by protesting wives suggest that, in recent weeks, authorities have likely offered increased cash payments to families in exchange for their refraining from protesting,” the update reads. . “On November 27, 2023, an online group for Russian military wives published a manifesto against 'unlimited mobilization.' Around November 31 – the note continues – the group was labeled 'fake', probably on the initiative of pro-Kremlin agents”. The Russian authorities "are particularly sensitive to any protests relating to citizens mobilized in September 2022, who have been at the front for over a year", the United Kingdom secret services specified.