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Russia: 'You ought to fight, buddy, for your homeland' - Partial mobilisation starts in Yakutsk05:09

Russia: 'You ought to fight, buddy, for your homeland' - Partial mobilisation starts in Yakutsk

Russian Federation, Yakutsk
September 23, 2022 at 21:32 GMT +00:00 · Published

Partial mobilisation as part of the military intervention in Ukraine took place in Yakutsk. 

Volunteering men and their family members who came to the assembly points on Friday shared their thoughts with Ruptly.  

Ivan Krupko explained that he packed his bags in the morning and voluntarily arrived at the military registration office, where he received a summons.  

"What are my thoughts? I took the oath, I served, so I have to go, my homeland calls. There are guys there, too [fighting], they have wives, children. So you ought to fight, buddy, for your homeland," the young man said of his decision.  

Another local villager, Daniel Kazitsky, noted that 'if the country called, then we have to go'.  

Despite his determination, the man shared that he is worried, as are his family members.  

"Worried, worried, of course...What will happen to us? Everything will be alright," Daniel concluded.  

Maria Bille, a wife of the mobilised men, admitted that she is concerned about her husband, but still hopes for the best.  

"It was unexpected, but if it's necessary, it's necessary. We'll wait, everything will be all right, I think. He'll be back soon, God willing," the woman said. 

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. 

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Partial mobilisation as part of the military intervention in Ukraine took place in Yakutsk. 

Volunteering men and their family members who came to the assembly points on Friday shared their thoughts with Ruptly.  

Ivan Krupko explained that he packed his bags in the morning and voluntarily arrived at the military registration office, where he received a summons.  

"What are my thoughts? I took the oath, I served, so I have to go, my homeland calls. There are guys there, too [fighting], they have wives, children. So you ought to fight, buddy, for your homeland," the young man said of his decision.  

Another local villager, Daniel Kazitsky, noted that 'if the country called, then we have to go'.  

Despite his determination, the man shared that he is worried, as are his family members.  

"Worried, worried, of course...What will happen to us? Everything will be alright," Daniel concluded.  

Maria Bille, a wife of the mobilised men, admitted that she is concerned about her husband, but still hopes for the best.  

"It was unexpected, but if it's necessary, it's necessary. We'll wait, everything will be all right, I think. He'll be back soon, God willing," the woman said. 

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.