Riflemen, tankmen, gunners, drivers and driver-mechanics will be called up primarily as part of partial mobilization. This was announced by a representative of the Main Organizational and Mobilization Directorate of the General Staff of the RF Armed Forces, Rear Admiral Vladimir Tsimlyansky on Thursday, September 22.
“As part of the partial mobilization, citizens with both officer ranks and the ranks of privates and sergeants will be called up,” said a representative of the General Staff.
Tsimlyansky added that, as such, the order of conscription of citizens in the reserve has not been established, but priority is given to citizens who have suitable military specialties. As the counter admiral pointed out, one of the main factors is the availability of combat experience.
On September 21, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on partial mobilization in Russia. The head of state indicated in his address to citizens that this decision was made to protect Russia, its sovereignty, territorial integrity and ensure the security of the Russian people.
Mobilization activities began on the same day. Those called up will be required to undergo military training. Only those citizens who are in the reserve will be subject to conscription, and first of all, those who served in the Armed Forces, have certain military specialties and relevant experience.
All mobilized citizens will have the status of servicemen undergoing military service under the contract, and the corresponding level of pay.
In particular, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu noted that this process would not affect either students of military universities or conscripts. Also, a deferment from conscription is granted to employees of enterprises of the military-industrial complex. The minister pointed out that in Russia there is a huge mobilization resource of those who served and have combat experience – almost 25 million of them. About 300 thousand people are subject to partial mobilization.
Russia continues the special operation to protect the Donbass, the beginning of which the President of Russia announced on February 24. The key goals of the special operation are the protection of the DPR and LPR, as well as the denazification and demilitarization of the Kyiv regime. Moscow has repeatedly stressed that strikes are being carried out only on military infrastructure.
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