As part of the “partial mobilization” in Russia, 1.2 million people are going to be drafted into the army.
At the same time, a Meduza source close to the leadership of Moscow reported that up to 16,000 people are planned to be mobilized in the capital. This information was confirmed by a source close to one of the federal ministries. In St. Petersburg, about 3,200 people are going to be drafted, added a source close to the representative office of the North-Western Federal District.
An interlocutor close to one of the federal ministries noted that it was “recommended to recruit at a minimum” from the regional centers. He added: “They go through rural areas, there are no mass media, opposition and more support [війни]”.
We remind you that on September 21, after announcing the mobilization, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that they intend to call up 300,000 reservists to the Russian army.
The number of people to be mobilized is specified in the seventh paragraph of the relevant decree of the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin. This item is classified. “Nova gazeta. Europe” reported on September 22, citing a source in the presidential administration, that the seventh point refers to an appeal to a million people. The press secretary of the president Dmytro Peskov called this information false.
Peskov previously said that the number of people to be mobilized was specified in the seventh point, but he did not specify the exact number. The representative of the Kremlin referred to Shoigu’s words: “The only thing I can say is that Serhii Kuzhugetovich Shoigu said in his interview: “300 thousand people”. Here it is about the number of up to 300 thousand people.”
It is noted that Peskov also called false information that 1.2 million people are going to be drafted into the Russian army.