87 thousand mobilized were sent to the combat zone. “Paper”
87,000 mobilized have been sent to combat areas in Ukraine, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said. His words leads Interfax.
According to Shoigu, a total of 300,000 people were mobilized in Russia. About three thousand instructors were involved in working with them, who gained combat experience during the full-scale invasion of Ukraine.
Shoigu added that conscripts would not be sent to the combat zone.
General picture. “Partial mobilization” in Russia announced September 21 by decree of President Vladimir Putin. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu 28 October reported Putin on the completion of mobilization. According to official statements, the authorities planned to mobilize 300,000 people.
What is wrong with Shoigu’s statement. At least 431,000 people were mobilized in 75 regions of Russia, and about 7,800 in St. Petersburg. In total, almost 500 thousand people could be sent from the country to the front, says in the Mediazone study.
In addition, at the American Institute for the Study of War (ISW) supposethat current conscripts can be sent to war after four to six months of preparation.
conscripts already promised do not send to the front – and still sent. This happened at the beginning of the war. Messages about sending conscripts to the front appeared February 24, but in the Ministry of Defense this recognized only at the beginning of March. In June, the military prosecutor of the Western Military District declaredthat 600 conscripts were sent to Ukraine, and more than ten officers were held accountable for this.
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