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Russia: 'You have to stand up for your country' - Mobilisation in Yakutsk, Novokuznetsk and Rostov-on-Don05:53

Russia: 'You have to stand up for your country' - Mobilisation in Yakutsk, Novokuznetsk and Rostov-on-Don

Russian Federation, Yakutsk, Novokuznetsk, Rostov-on-Don 
September 23, 2022 at 15:31 GMT +00:00 · Published

Partial mobilisation as part of the military intervention in Ukraine took place in Yakutsk, Novokuznetsk and Rostov-on-Don. The men who came to the assembly points on Thursday and Friday shared their thoughts with Ruptly.

 

Ismail Rakhimov said that he decided to come to the military registration office after seeing an ad on TV for volunteers.

 

"I have no fear. I want to protect my relatives and my homeland," he said.

 

Conscript Dmitry noted that he had a neutral attitude toward the announcement of mobilisation.

 

"We'll do it if we have to. I was called up, there's nothing else to do," the young man added.

 

Another man liable for military service, Sergey, said he wanted to protect the people and children.

 

"You have to stand up for your country, well, for the people," he stressed.

 

Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the partial mobilisation of 300,000 reservists on Wednesday, saying it was to protect the sovereignty of both Russia and the areas holding votes on joining the federation. It came just a day after the local administrations in four regions announced plans to hold referenda; the authorities in the Lugansk and Donetsk People’s Republics (LPR and DPR), and those set up in Zaporizhzhia and Kherson after they came under Russian control.

 

Moscow launched the military offensive in Ukraine earlier this year, after recognising the independence of the LPR and DPR. Kiev condemned the action, while Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky ordered martial law and his own full mobilisation in February.

Russia: 'You have to stand up for your country' - Mobilisation in Yakutsk, Novokuznetsk and Rostov-on-Don05:53
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Partial mobilisation as part of the military intervention in Ukraine took place in Yakutsk, Novokuznetsk and Rostov-on-Don. The men who came to the assembly points on Thursday and Friday shared their thoughts with Ruptly.

 

Ismail Rakhimov said that he decided to come to the military registration office after seeing an ad on TV for volunteers.

 

"I have no fear. I want to protect my relatives and my homeland," he said.

 

Conscript Dmitry noted that he had a neutral attitude toward the announcement of mobilisation.

 

"We'll do it if we have to. I was called up, there's nothing else to do," the young man added.

 

Another man liable for military service, Sergey, said he wanted to protect the people and children.

 

"You have to stand up for your country, well, for the people," he stressed.

 

Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the partial mobilisation of 300,000 reservists on Wednesday, saying it was to protect the sovereignty of both Russia and the areas holding votes on joining the federation. It came just a day after the local administrations in four regions announced plans to hold referenda; the authorities in the Lugansk and Donetsk People’s Republics (LPR and DPR), and those set up in Zaporizhzhia and Kherson after they came under Russian control.

 

Moscow launched the military offensive in Ukraine earlier this year, after recognising the independence of the LPR and DPR. Kiev condemned the action, while Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky ordered martial law and his own full mobilisation in February.