Russian President Vladimir Putin today held a meeting with the permanent members of the Security Council to discuss “a vital issue for us” – the organization of work on partial mobilization. He stressed that many mistakes are made during the draft.
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“There are cases when doctors, highly qualified specialists in other professions, and with many years of experience, instead of serving where they are really needed and what they are ready for, for example, in hospitals, are enlisted as motorized riflemen. What for? And volunteers who themselves, without a summons, came to the military registration and enlistment offices, and there are many of them, are being turned back. They allegedly do not have the necessary military specialties,” the head of state said.
“All this – without fuss, calmly, but quickly, in detail, thoroughly – needs to be dealt with,” he said.
Putin called on the Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation to immediately respond to reports of violations during partial mobilization: “On my instructions, prosecutors of the appropriate levels are included in the draft commissions. I ask the Attorney General to respond promptly to every signal.” According to him, working groups have already appeared at military enlistment offices in a number of regions, which provide citizens with the necessary assistance.
Criteria for mobilization
“At the suggestion of the Ministry of Defense and the General Staff, a partial mobilization has been carried out in the country since September 21, all instructions have been given to the government, the Ministry of Defense, the General Staff, and the heads of regions,” Putin recalled.
The President drew attention to the fact that “criteria have been formulated according to which partial mobilization is carried out.”
“I repeat: citizens who are in the reserve are subject to conscription, and above all those who have served in the armed forces, have in-demand military specialties and relevant experience,” he said.
Partial mobilization began in Russia on September 21 – the corresponding decree was signed by President Vladimir Putin. Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said the same day that the authorities were going to mobilize 300,000 troops.