Russia calls up 134.5 thousand conscripts to the army: they are afraid of being sent to Ukraine
Annual spring conscription to the Russian army, which starts on April 1 and will last until July 15 , will affect men aged 18 to 27.
President of the aggressor country Vladimir Putin signed a decree on the spring conscription of 134,500 people into the army. In turn, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation assures that this conscription has nothing to do with the war in Ukraine.
Reuters informs about this.
The annual spring conscription into the Russian army, which starts on April 1 and will last until July 15, and will affect men aged 18 to 27.
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu assured that none of those drafted will be sent to “hot spots”.
“Most servicemen will undergo professional training at training centers for three to five months. I note that conscripts will not be sent to any hot spots,” he said.
The question of the participation of Russian conscripts in the war against Ukraine is very sharp for the Russians. On March 9, the Russian Ministry of Defense acknowledged that some conscripts were sent to Ukraine, although Putin has repeatedly denied this, saying that only professional military personnel were sent there.
However, Mikhail Benyash, a lawyer representing the interests of several military personnel of the national guards of Russia, who refused to go to Ukraine, said that according to Russian law, those liable for military service could be sent to combat operations after several months of training. To strengthen them, they recruit “Wagnerites” who were forcibly mobilized from CADLO, military personnel from the occupied territories of Georgia into their ranks.
Earlier, students from ORDO spoke about forced “mobilization”. They reported blackmail by the prison and ignoring the medical board.