President Vladimir Putin decided to call on reservists.
Today at 9:00 am Moscow time, the president of the country addressed the Russians. Vladimir Putin announced partial mobilization.
The corresponding decree has already been signed. The head of state also noted that mobilization activities will begin today.
“Only citizens who are currently in the reserve and, above all, those who served in the ranks of the Armed Forces, have certain military specialties and relevant experience, will be subject to conscription for military service. Those called up for military service before being sent to units will undergo additional military training without fail, taking into account the experience of a special military operation.“, – Vladimir Vladimirovich emphasized.
Putin also stressed that all these events were created to protect the DPR, LPR, Zaporozhye, Kherson regions, which will hold a referendum on joining the Russian Federation the other day.
“We cannot but respond to their sincere desire to determine their own destiny. The parliaments of the people’s republics of Donbass, as well as the military-civilian administrations of the Kherson and Zaporozhye regions, decided to hold referendums on the future of these territories. They turned to us, to the Russian Federation, with a request to support such a step.
We will do everything to ensure the safe holding of referendums so that people can express their will. And the decision about their future, which will be made by the majority of residents of the DPR, LPR, Kherson and Zaporozhye regions, we will support,” the president shared.