Most likely, conscripts who have finished military service and were supposed to be demobilized this fall will also be mobilized in Russia. If this happens, the protests in the Russian Federation will take on a completely different character.
Protest sentiments in of Russia in this case will grow.
Such an opinion expressed military expert Oleg Zhdanov.
“Yes, of course, the Russian Federation, most likely, will draft these conscripts (who have finished their service – ed.). Upon completion of their service, they they can really be transferred to the category of mobilized. The second point is that they can be offered to sign a contract. And the third point – they can extend the term of their stay in the armed forces by decree of the President of Russia. But this requires grounds. It will be necessary to introduce either a special period, or a state of emergency, or martial law – then there will be legal grounds,” Zhdanov explained.
“But in my opinion, you don’t even need to go to a fortune teller here, you can say for sure – if they now transfer all conscripts who were supposed to be demobilized in the fall to the category of mobilized, it will be a huge leap in terms of protest mood. That is, these young guys who have served, if they are transferred to the category of mobilized, you will see, the protests will take on a completely different character,” the military expert predicts.
He added that these conscripts can really be considered trained military personnel, because they have completed their military service and are an operational reserve – a first-line mobilization reserve for the country.
We will remind, according to the estimates of the military expert Petro Chernyk, in the strategic summary mobilization in Russia will not yield results.