These are the key to the partial demobilization of Russia that Putin announced
– The Russian army has more than two million people, half of whom are technical and administrative personnel.
– During the partial activation, 300,000 reservists will be called up.
– Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu estimated 25 million Russians with military experience that could be mobilized. A partial activation will affect 1% of the total. Among those mobilized will be experts working in state-owned enterprises.
– Russia excludes that students over the age of 18 can be mobilized, which means university students and those who are doing an internship.
– Reservists could be deployed legally in Donbas and the occupied territories in the south of the country Ukraine if the Kremlin accepts its accession to Russia after the accession referendums that these regions will hold starting on Friday.
– The State Duma, or lower house, on Tuesday approved changes to the criminal code that toughen prison sentences of up to 10 years for soldiers for surrender and desertion without justification in the case of martial law or martial law.
– Failure to follow direct orders from a superior to engage in military or combat operations may also be punished with up to ten years in prison.
– Recruited men could only leave the service for health reasons, if they reached the maximum age for military service or if a civilian court ordered imprisonment.
– According to some local media, the majority of Russians oppose the Kremlin’s declaration of general mobilization, although according to official polls, two-thirds of the population of this country support the military effort.
– Shoigu today acknowledged the death of almost 6,000 Russian soldiers in Ukraine since the so-called “special military operation” in Russia began in February.
– The Vesná (Vor) peace movement announced a national protest against the power plant to prevent fathers, brothers and husbands from being sent to the “meat grinder of war”.
– In March, the Russian president banned the sending of young Russians who were doing compulsory military service to the front.
– According to human rights groups, the army has sent thousands of recruits to military units near the Ukrainian border in recent weeks.