December 8, 2022

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War in Ukraine | More than 200,000 men were mobilized into the Russian army

(Moscow) More than 200,000 people have been mobilized into the Russian army since the country announced a “partial” military mobilization to fight in Ukraine on September 21, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Tuesday.

Posted at 6:35 am.
Updated at 6:56 am

Officially, the mobilization, ordered by President Vladimir Putin, makes it possible to recruit 300,000 reservists with military experience or useful skills, while the Russian military is in trouble on the Ukrainian front.

“Training of the personnel of the created (new) units is carried out in 80 military departments and six training centers,” Sergei Shoigu pointed out at the government meeting, promising that these men will be sent forward with other units. Already fought in Ukraine.

According to him, before receiving an official mobilization order, a “significant number” of people voluntarily presented themselves at military police stations in the country. However, he did not give their number.

But the mobilization has raised concern in Russia and protests in some regions. This prompted tens of thousands of men to flee the country hastily to avoid conscription.

Many cases of ineligible men — students, the very old or the sick — being mistakenly mobilized have been reported and condemned by the Kremlin.

On Tuesday, the Russian Defense Minister reiterated that no soldier performing his mandatory military service would be sent to the Ukrainian front, while officials began on the 1st.R The so-called October “autumn” muster, which aims to mobilize 120,000 soldiers.

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