Half of the mobilized men in the Russian region sent

Half of the mobilized men in the Russian region sent home, fired commissar – governor

Oct 3 (Portal) – The military commissar of Russia’s Khabarovsk region was removed from his post after half of the newly mobilized personnel were sent home because they did not meet draft criteria, the region’s governor said early Monday.

Russia’s first mobilization since World War II, declared by President Vladimir Putin on September 21, has led to widespread dissatisfaction among officials and citizens over the way the draft has been handled, including complaints about conscript officials who clearly failed to submit conscription records eligible men sent .[Readmore[readmore[Weiterlesen[readmore

“Within 10 days, several thousand of our compatriots received a summons and arrived at the military registration and recruitment offices,” Mikhail Degtyarev, the governor of the Khabarovsk Krai in Russia’s Far East, said in a video post on the Telegram messaging app.


“About half of them have returned home because they did not meet the eligibility criteria to enter military service.”

Degtyarev said that the removal of commissioner Yuri Laiko would not affect the mobilization plan put forward by Putin.

The chaotic mobilization of men for combat in Ukraine has also prompted thousands of military-age men to flee the country to avoid military service, billed as recruiting those with military experience and specializations, but often seemingly unaware of service records, health and student status and even age.

About 2,000 people were arrested at anti-war protests in more than 30 cities, and some of them were promptly given draft papers – something the Kremlin said was perfectly legal.


Reporting in Melbourne by Lidia Kelly; Edited by Robert Birsel

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