Russian Railways denied the information that persons of military age, men from 18 to 65 years old, must provide certificates from the military registration and enlistment office to purchase tickets. The company announced this on Wednesday, September 21.
“Tickets are sold without additional restrictions,” the press service told the Moscow city news agency.
The airlines of the Aeroflot group, which also includes the Pobeda low-cost airline and the Rossiya airline, operate as usual, there are no restrictions on ticket sales. This was reported to Izvestia in the press service of the carrier.
S7 Airlines also stated that they did not restrict the sale of tickets abroad, writes Moscow 24.
On this day, against the background of the announcement by Russian President Vladimir Putin of partial mobilization in the country, a number of Telegram channels and social networks began to spread information that Russian Railways allegedly stops selling tickets to men aged 18 to 65 without a special certificate from the military registration and enlistment office, reported on the site kp.ru.
Earlier Wednesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on partial mobilization. The document was published on the Kremlin website. It states that only citizens who are in reserve will be subject to conscription. They will undergo additional training taking into account the experience of the special operation in Ukraine.
The president announced the beginning of partial mobilization in the morning, addressing citizens. According to him, this measure was taken to protect Russia, its sovereignty, territorial integrity and ensure the security of the Russian people.
Mobilization activities will start from today. The governors were instructed to ensure the conscription in the quantity and within the time frame that the RF Ministry of Defense will determine for each region.
According to Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, a total of 300,000 people will be drafted.
Since February 24, Russia has been conducting a special operation to protect the Donbass. Its tasks include the demilitarization and denazification of Ukraine, which is necessary to ensure the security of the Russian Federation. The decision was made against the background of aggravation in the region as a result of shelling by Ukrainian troops. The authorities of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics announced the evacuation of residents and turned to Moscow for help.
For more up-to-date videos and details about the situation in Donbass, watch the Izvestia TV channel.