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Russia: Rallies in support of military operation in Ukraine and against partial mobilisation held in Dagestan01:52

Russia: Rallies in support of military operation in Ukraine and against partial mobilisation held in Dagestan

Russian Federation, Makhachkala
September 25, 2022 at 23:39 GMT +00:00 · Published

Two rallies were held in Makhachkala on Sunday, one in support of the military operation in Ukraine and other against the partial mobilisation announced by Vladimir Putin.

 

Footage published by the republic's government shows a rally with participants carrying flags of Russia and Dagestan.

 

"The event was attended by State Duma deputy Abdulkhakim Gadzhiev, Makhachkala Mayor Salman Dadaev, deputy prime ministers, heads of ministries and departments, delegations from the bodies of the Russian Federation, and over 200 leaders and activists of youth voluntary and social movements of the republic," the Dagestan government stated.

 

The protesters gathered in the capital's central square and marched towards Lenin Komsomol Park, where they laid flowers at the monument to the Unknown Soldier and at the Walk of Fame.

 

On the same day, a protest against partial mobilisation was held in Makhachkala. Footage shows protesters clashing with police, and fights between people in civilian clothes. The sound of gunfire can be also heard. There were reports of detentions of protesters at the rally.

 

There is currently no official information on any arrests at the protest by the Republic's Interior Ministry at the time of publication.

 

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 Zaporozhye and Kherson after they came under Russian control.

 

Putin said on Wednesday that he was ready to support the decisions taken, with his country prepared 'to provide the safe environment' and let the people 'express their will'.

 

However, on Friday, Mykhailo Podolyak, advisor to the head of the Ukrainian President’s Office, described the exercise as a 'propaganda show'. President Volodymyr Zelensky himself condemned the 'pseudo-referendum', while his press secretary Sergei Nikiforov claimed that the action meant there would be no chance of a diplomatic solution to the conflict.

 

Moscow launched a military offensive in Ukraine earlier this year, after recognising the independence of the LPR and DPR.

 

Kiev condemned the action, while Zelensky ordered martial law and his own full mobilisation in February.

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Two rallies were held in Makhachkala on Sunday, one in support of the military operation in Ukraine and other against the partial mobilisation announced by Vladimir Putin.

 

Footage published by the republic's government shows a rally with participants carrying flags of Russia and Dagestan.

 

"The event was attended by State Duma deputy Abdulkhakim Gadzhiev, Makhachkala Mayor Salman Dadaev, deputy prime ministers, heads of ministries and departments, delegations from the bodies of the Russian Federation, and over 200 leaders and activists of youth voluntary and social movements of the republic," the Dagestan government stated.

 

The protesters gathered in the capital's central square and marched towards Lenin Komsomol Park, where they laid flowers at the monument to the Unknown Soldier and at the Walk of Fame.

 

On the same day, a protest against partial mobilisation was held in Makhachkala. Footage shows protesters clashing with police, and fights between people in civilian clothes. The sound of gunfire can be also heard. There were reports of detentions of protesters at the rally.

 

There is currently no official information on any arrests at the protest by the Republic's Interior Ministry at the time of publication.

 

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 Zaporozhye and Kherson after they came under Russian control.

 

Putin said on Wednesday that he was ready to support the decisions taken, with his country prepared 'to provide the safe environment' and let the people 'express their will'.

 

However, on Friday, Mykhailo Podolyak, advisor to the head of the Ukrainian President’s Office, described the exercise as a 'propaganda show'. President Volodymyr Zelensky himself condemned the 'pseudo-referendum', while his press secretary Sergei Nikiforov claimed that the action meant there would be no chance of a diplomatic solution to the conflict.

 

Moscow launched a military offensive in Ukraine earlier this year, after recognising the independence of the LPR and DPR.

 

Kiev condemned the action, while Zelensky ordered martial law and his own full mobilisation in February.