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Russia: DefMin publishes footage of combat training of mobilised citizens02:53

Russia: DefMin publishes footage of combat training of mobilised citizens

Russian Federation, Republic of Dagestan, Stavropol Krai
October 1, 2022 at 20:05 GMT +00:00 · Published

The Russian Defence Ministry released footage of mobilised civilians undergoing combat training in the Republic of Dagestan and Sevastopol on Thursday.

Footage shows soldiers practising gun fire skills during training sessions. The soldiers also had first aid courses.

"There is excitement - it's normal, we are all worried, we are all afraid of something, but at the same time we all have faith in our hearts that everything will end well," said Amir, one of the mobilised soldiers.

The Defence Ministry said training of mobilised men is continuing depending on military occupational specialities.

"All servicemen have been provided with the necessary clothing, received weapons and started training in combat training programmes," the ministry said in a statement.

Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the partial mobilisation of 300,000 reservists on Wednesday, September 21. Statistics from various countries bordering Russia suggest that thousands of people have fled the country since the mobilisation was announced.

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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The Russian Defence Ministry released footage of mobilised civilians undergoing combat training in the Republic of Dagestan and Sevastopol on Thursday.

Footage shows soldiers practising gun fire skills during training sessions. The soldiers also had first aid courses.

"There is excitement - it's normal, we are all worried, we are all afraid of something, but at the same time we all have faith in our hearts that everything will end well," said Amir, one of the mobilised soldiers.

The Defence Ministry said training of mobilised men is continuing depending on military occupational specialities.

"All servicemen have been provided with the necessary clothing, received weapons and started training in combat training programmes," the ministry said in a statement.

Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the partial mobilisation of 300,000 reservists on Wednesday, September 21. Statistics from various countries bordering Russia suggest that thousands of people have fled the country since the mobilisation was announced.

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.