In St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region, mobilization may be completed. “Paper”

On Monday, October 17, the authorities of Moscow and the Moscow Region announced about the end of mobilization in their regions and that the handed agendas are now invalid. At the same time, at the entrances of the capital continued ads appear asking to come to the military registration and enlistment office. And on the official website of “Explain.RF” they admitted that Muscovites could be called up even after such statements.

In St. Petersburg, “roundups” of men continued, and state employees delivered summonses according to decrees. The speaker of the Legislative Assembly Alexander Belsky spoke about the possible completion of the mobilization in St. Petersburg. The authorities of the Leningrad region also announced the imminent “completion of the task of partial mobilization.”

“Paper” figured out what was happening with the mobilization in St. Petersburg and when the draft in the Leningrad region might end.

Note: This text was first published on 18 October. “Paper” updated on October 28th.

Photo: Liza Zhakova

According to law “On mobilization preparation and mobilization in the Russian Federation”, mobilization can be introduced by the President of Russia. On September 21, Vladimir Putin signed decree about the announcement of “partial mobilization”. The president should also stop this process.

On October 14, Putin announced that “mobilization will end within two weeks,” that is, on October 28. By the morning of that day, the decree had not been published.

After the announcement of the authorities of Moscow and the Moscow region about the completion of the mobilization, the government portal “Explain.RF” confirmedthat the inhabitants of these regions may call after the reports of officials. “Mobilization is completed only by decision of the President of the Russian Federation,” the explanation says.

According to Putin’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov, “mobilization indicators in terms of numbers” were set for each region – and some subjects could already fulfill the “mobilization task” (probably talking about Moscow and the Moscow region).

“Thus, the process of partial mobilization itself has been exhausted and stopped in the regions that have coped with this,” Peskov explained.

The authorities of St. Petersburg and the city military commissariat did not report that they were going to complete the “partial mobilization”. In the publications on Alexander Beglov’s telegram channel by the end of October, there was news about the provision of additional equipment to conscripts from St. Petersburg and how officials returned home illegally mobilized men.

In the press service of Smolny in the latest news about the mobilization showhow the governor of St. Petersburg visited a military unit where recruits are being trained. At the same time, there are no reports of a possible end to mobilization.

How many people they plan to mobilize in St. Petersburg was not reported. According to the latest data, by September 30, more than 8,000 citizens received summons to mobilize. About it told Petersburg military commissariat.

On October 3, on the air of the St. Petersburg TV channel, the military commissar of the city Sergey Kachkovsky said, which is unknown when the “partial mobilization” will end. This should be declared by the supreme commander of the country – the president.

On Friday, October 28, the speaker of the Legislative Assembly, Alexander Belsky, announced that the mobilization in St. Petersburg should end next Sunday, October 30. About this he informed on the radio “Komsomolskaya Pravda in St. Petersburg”.

“According to my information, the mobilization will be completed by Sunday,” quotes Belsky edition “”.

Also, the speaker of the Legislative Assembly noted that he did not know whether the military registration and enlistment offices would continue to send summonses until October 30. Belsky’s words quoted authors of the edition “Business Petersburg”.

On the eve of Belsky’s statement, Vedomosti, citing sources reported on the completion of mobilization in Russia by Monday, October 31.

On October 10, Svetlana Agapitova, Commissioner for Human Rights in St. Petersburg, declaredthat the first stage of mobilization was to be completed that day. She announced this on the radio “Komsomolskaya Pravda”.

However, in the Western Military District, MR7 published information about the completion of the “first stage” of mobilization not confirmed and recommended not to refer to Agapitova.

Already on October 17, Agapitova refuted her statement. “Unfortunately, only the chairman of the mobilization commission knows about the deadlines. But so far there is no information from him, ”- told she “Komsomolskaya Pravda”.

On the government portal “Explain.rf” saysthat “there are no waves during partial mobilization”. Also, the fact that the call of Russians to the war with Ukraine is divided into several parts, denies Chairman of the State Duma Defense Committee Yuri Shvytkin.

“This is a continuous process, and it is not divided into any stages,” the official said. According to Shvytkin, each region has its own mobilization plan.

October 12 Dmitry Peskov on the radio “Mayak” declaredthat Russia did not launch the “second wave” of mobilization. “There is no new wave of mobilization. And here it is necessary to clarify with each particular governor what they mean, ”Peskov said.

October 11 Governor of the Leningrad Region Alexander Drozdenko informedthat the mobilization will be completed by the end of the week.

“We are finishing. I won’t tell you the numbers, I don’t have the right, but I can say that it will be completed by the end of the week,” the official said in a video posted on the Pool No. 47 telegram channel.

On Tuesday, October 25, Vedomosti wrote about the imminent “completion of the task of partial mobilization” in the Leningrad Region, citing a statement by Deputy Governor for Security Mikhail Ilyin at a meeting of deputies of the Legislative Assembly of the region with Alexander Drozdenko.

“The main measures for partial mobilization have been carried out,” Ilyin said, adding that in the coming days the regional governor would announce the completion of the president’s task.

Ilyin noted that the Leningrad region did not receive new assignments for additional mobilization into the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. But, according to him, an assignment has already been received to resupply the units of the National Guard: the authorities will take care of them after the end of the current wave of conscription.

By Friday, October 28, there is no official information about the completion of mobilization in the Leningrad region.

Meduza, citing sources close to the Kremlin, wrote October 18, that “in the coming days” the authorities plan to complete the mobilization in St. Petersburg. At the same time, they intend to stop it, despite the fact that the “recruitment plan” in the city has not yet been completed, the interlocutors of the publication say.

Why completed the mobilization in Moscow. In its material, Meduza looked into why the Moscow authorities decided to “complete” the mobilization. Two sources of the publication, close to the Kremlin, explained the decision by the fact that, according to the authorities, “the population of the capital was frustrated.” The negative attitude towards mobilization only worsened after the “raids” on those liable for military service.

“People naturally hid. They are afraid and unsure of the future. Many have left. The level of fear and discontent only increased. Moscow has turned into a completely different city. “Round-ups” near the metro are already a circus with horses, it was necessary to stop,” Meduza quotes one of the interlocutors.

Why they can complete the mobilization in St. Petersburg. According to Meduza’s sources, on the orders of the presidential administration, focus groups were held in large Russian cities on the attitude of residents to mobilization. Polls have shown a “clear anti-Putin trend” even among war supporters who blame the president for the poor organization of the mobilization. According to Meduza’s sources, the possible decision to complete the mobilization in St. Petersburg is connected with this.

Why are there no security guarantees? At the same time, there are no guarantees of the actual cessation of mobilization. The documents regulating its completion were not published, neither the timeframe nor the number of Russians to be mobilized was specified in the public part of the law on mobilization (an indicator of 300,000 people exists only in the statements of the Ministry of Defense and the Kremlin).

On Tuesday, October 18, in several districts of St. Petersburg, in particular in Nevsky, employees of housing and communal services still continue to distribute agendas, writes “Rotonda” with reference to sources. According to the publication, until the end of last week, teachers were involved in the distribution of subpoenas, and this week, municipalities and employees of management companies.

The source of the Rotunda says that no one opens the door for state employees, which is why the summonses are left at the apartments. “Not a single summons has been handed in, everything is tucked in the door. It is necessary to carry out photo reports, fill out a scheme for visiting addresses. All this on the knee, sometimes in the wind. Madhouse! – shares the interlocutor of the publication.

Proposals for the distribution of agendas to teachers from St. Petersburg are sent in working chats in instant messengers. In the chat of teachers of GBOU secondary school No. 46 of the Kalininsky district of St. Petersburg (center “RiM”) there was information about the need to distribute agendas on October 18, informed “Paper” source close to the educational institution. Teachers who spoke out were removed from the conversation.

Readers “Paper” also confirm that people who are not employees of the military registration and enlistment offices continue to deliver summonses to their homes. Petersburgers assume that these are public utilities. They were noticed in the Primorsky, Krasnogvardeisky and Kalininsky regions.

The military registration and enlistment offices of St. Petersburg banned city enterprises from “booking” employees from mobilization. The corresponding announcement appeared in the Commissariat of the Central District on October 17, Fontanka drew attention. Representatives of the military registration and enlistment office confirmed that it is impossible to “reserve” Petersburgers in all districts of the city.

The document states that during the period of mobilization, Russians in the reserve can no longer receive a deferment from the army for work if they are not “booked” in peacetime. According to a representative of one of the enterprises, the men were released from mobilization until the end of the previous week.

The military registration and enlistment office did not specify why St. Petersburg residents can no longer apply for a “reservation” for work, when, according to the law, mobilization is still going on in peacetime. In addition, earlier in the city already urged men with “armor” – some of them managed to return home.

Later, the issuance of armor was resumed. More read here.

In early October, Putin signed Decree on the autumn call. It was decided to hold it a month later due to “partial mobilization”. According to the document, 120,000 people are planned to be drafted into the army. The call will last from November 1 to December 31.

At the General Staff notedthat conscripts will not be involved in military operations in Ukraine, and immediately after demobilization they will be sent home.

In some regions – for example, in the Rostov and Kursk regions – an additional set was announced after statements about the implementation of the mobilization plan. Meduza’s interlocutors call this “an additional KPI for officials who have proven themselves.”

At the same time, according to sources close to the Kremlin, a full-fledged “second wave” of mobilization can be expected in winter. As the interlocutors say, it will be “more targeted”, employers will be more actively involved in the process.

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