More than 200,000 Russians were conscripted into military service Russia Two weeks ago, it announced a “partial mobilization” of its reserves, Russian state news agency RIA Novosti reported Tuesday, citing Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu.
When the Russians were notified of the mobilization, they were promised that 300,000 men would be called up to help in the conflict against Ukraine.
It was Russia’s first military operation since World War II. The number of grafts of these calls is yet to be disclosed.
A Russian reservist bids farewell before leaving for a military base – Photo: Reuters/Manual
After President Vladimir Putin’s official announcement on September 21, searches for flights leaving Russia increased significantly, as did queues to leave the country through borders.
Also, more than 1000 people were arrested by the police during the protest.
Russian police officers detain men during a protest against the mobilization of reservists by Russian President Vladimir Putin on September 21, 2022 – Photo: Reuters
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