While acknowledging that the draft has had problems, the Kremlin continued to defend its recent order.

Last week, more than seven months into Russia's war in Ukraine, President Putin announced a partial military deployment in an effort to address Russia's manpower problem.

The New York Times reported on Monday that the Kremlin spokesman blamed local authorities for the disarray within the draft process.

Most of the Russian people have been unaffected by the conflict until now, but that is about to change. Up to 300,000 reserve soldiers will be called upon to join the fight.

The Russian public isn't happy with the number of draft orders.

Hundreds of thousands of Russians fled the country after Putin announced the draft. Satellite images show a line of cars waiting to cross into Georgia.

The country's defiance culminated in a shocking incident on Monday when a man shot and injured a recruitment officer at a Siberia enlistment office. According to The Times, the suspected shooter's mother told a local news outlet that her son was angry after one of his friends got a draft summons.

Several regional governors acknowledge that men who are not fit to fight are being conscripted.

Peskov said in a call with reporters that there have been incidents of people violating the decree.

The government is eliminating cases of noncompliance with military requirements.

Russia is losing soldiers due to a lack of personnel, and it's clear that they prioritize soldiers of any skill.

Russia's military performance is unlikely to be affected by the late-in-the-game adjustment. The country's weak military infrastructure makes it difficult to train and equip conscripts.

Simon Miles is an assistant professor at Duke University's Sanford School of Public Policy and a historian. The Russians have been able tonibalize their ability to do that.