Russian partial mobilization complete, 300K drafted
Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu tells Russian President Vladimir Putin that mobilization mission was complete and all activities regarding to it have been ended.
The goal to mobilize 300,000 citizens in Russia has been completed, and no additional activities are necessary, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu told President Vladimir Putin on Friday.
Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu told President Vladimir Putin on Friday that the partial mobilization plan has been completed after drafting 300,000 individuals in Russia, including 1,300 executive branch employees.
"The task set by you, [to mobilize] 300,000 people, has been completed. No additional activities are planned," Shoigu said, adding that activities connected to the partial mobilization are ended.
The Defense Minister stated that "During the partial mobilization, more than 1,300 representatives of executive authorities of various levels, over 27,000 entrepreneurs, 13,000 citizens were called upon and sent to the troops, without waiting for the summons, expressed a desire to fulfill their duty and were sent to the troops as volunteers. The average age of mobilized citizens is 35 years," adding that the Russian military will only accept volunteers from now on.
It's noteworthy that Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on 21 September to initiate a partial mobilization in Russia as the war in Ukraine continues, while the decree according to Putin will allow the government to quickly alter the mechanisms to fulfill the demands of the Ministry of Defense.
The third of a million soldiers is a little more than 1% of Russia's available manpower, which Moscow said was necessary for controlling the liberated territories in the Donbass and the line of contact around a mile away.