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Russia: Partial mobilisation takes place in Sevastopol, Kemerovo and Yakutsk06:44

Russia: Partial mobilisation takes place in Sevastopol, Kemerovo and Yakutsk

Russian Federation, Sevastopol/Yakutsk/Kemerovo
September 28, 2022 at 10:36 GMT +00:00 · Published

Mobilisation of military recruits was seen in in Sevastopol, Kemerovo and Yakutsk, as relatives said their farewells to those starting their journey to training centres, ahead of their deployment.

Sevastopol residents applauded the men, as they headed for the transport vehicles.

"These are our fellow countrymen, we are all relatives here. For us the guys are already heroes, that they have responded, mobilised to defend us," one local, Natalia Trishina said.

Georgy Malyshev, in Yakutsk, explained how a recent trip had inspired him to join up.

"At the beginning of summer I was in Donbass, rebuilding Kirovskoye. What I saw there, what I heard there... Mobilisation has now been announced, so I couldn't stay away," he said.

Meanwhile, Ksenia Salmina spoke about her husband’s experience with the process, saying that he was in limbo after his papers were lost.

"My husband was taken away from here, from this address. They took away military tickets (IDs). A whole group was rounded up and sent to Khabarovsk. When they arrived in Khabarovsk, it turned out that there were no military tickets…What will happen to these people, we can't imagine," she said.

On Monday, Russian presidential spokesperson Dmitri Peskov said there had been some errors which were being rectified as soon as possible.

"The information is communicated both to regional leadership and to the Ministry of Defence. These cases of non-compliance with the right criteria are eliminated. We hope that the pace of elimination will increase and all mistakes will be corrected," Peskov said.

On Sunday, September 25, Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin said that all mistakes would be looked at individually.

"Appeals are coming in. The situations you are writing about are different. Each case has to be considered separately. If there is a mistake, you need to correct it," Volodin claimed

He said that the effectiveness of the partial mobilisation depended on the combat efficiency of Russia's army, in carrying out the tasks of the special military operation.

Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the partial mobilisation of 300,000 reservists on Wednesday, September 21, 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.

All four subsequently announced that voters had decided overwhelmingly in favour of the proposal.

Ukraine and its Western allies have described the voting as a 'sham'. On Friday, Mykhailo Podolyak, advisor to the head of the Ukrainian President’s Office, described the exercise as a 'propaganda show'.

France and Germany vowed not to recognise the results, while EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell claimed those involved in organising them 'will be held accountable'.

US President Joe Biden said that Russia had 'violated the basic principles of the UN Charter' and also made 'open nuclear threats against Europe'.

Moscow launched a 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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Mobilisation of military recruits was seen in in Sevastopol, Kemerovo and Yakutsk, as relatives said their farewells to those starting their journey to training centres, ahead of their deployment.

Sevastopol residents applauded the men, as they headed for the transport vehicles.

"These are our fellow countrymen, we are all relatives here. For us the guys are already heroes, that they have responded, mobilised to defend us," one local, Natalia Trishina said.

Georgy Malyshev, in Yakutsk, explained how a recent trip had inspired him to join up.

"At the beginning of summer I was in Donbass, rebuilding Kirovskoye. What I saw there, what I heard there... Mobilisation has now been announced, so I couldn't stay away," he said.

Meanwhile, Ksenia Salmina spoke about her husband’s experience with the process, saying that he was in limbo after his papers were lost.

"My husband was taken away from here, from this address. They took away military tickets (IDs). A whole group was rounded up and sent to Khabarovsk. When they arrived in Khabarovsk, it turned out that there were no military tickets…What will happen to these people, we can't imagine," she said.

On Monday, Russian presidential spokesperson Dmitri Peskov said there had been some errors which were being rectified as soon as possible.

"The information is communicated both to regional leadership and to the Ministry of Defence. These cases of non-compliance with the right criteria are eliminated. We hope that the pace of elimination will increase and all mistakes will be corrected," Peskov said.

On Sunday, September 25, Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin said that all mistakes would be looked at individually.

"Appeals are coming in. The situations you are writing about are different. Each case has to be considered separately. If there is a mistake, you need to correct it," Volodin claimed

He said that the effectiveness of the partial mobilisation depended on the combat efficiency of Russia's army, in carrying out the tasks of the special military operation.

Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the partial mobilisation of 300,000 reservists on Wednesday, September 21, 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.

All four subsequently announced that voters had decided overwhelmingly in favour of the proposal.

Ukraine and its Western allies have described the voting as a 'sham'. On Friday, Mykhailo Podolyak, advisor to the head of the Ukrainian President’s Office, described the exercise as a 'propaganda show'.

France and Germany vowed not to recognise the results, while EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell claimed those involved in organising them 'will be held accountable'.

US President Joe Biden said that Russia had 'violated the basic principles of the UN Charter' and also made 'open nuclear threats against Europe'.

Moscow launched a 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.