21 Sep 2022 09:42

Putin says signs order on partial mobilization in Russia

MOSCOW. Sept 21 (Interfax) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed an order on partial mobilization in Russia. The mobilization of reservists begins on September 21.

"In order to defend our motherland, its sovereignty and territorial integrity and to provide for the security of our people and people on the liberated territories, I believe it is necessary to support the proposal of the Russian Defense Ministry and the General Staff to begin partial mobilization in Russia," Putin said in his address to the nation.

The order has been signed, and mobilization begins on September 21, Putin said.

"Only reservists will be drafted. First of all, those who have served in the Armed Forces and have military specialties and relevant experience," he said.

The mobilized men will undergo obligatory additional military training before being sent to units, with due account of the experience of the special military operation, Putin said.

"In accordance with the law, official letters will be sent today to inform the Federal Assembly chambers: the Federation Council and the State Duma" about the order, he said.

Putin tasked heads of regional administrations with giving necessary assistance to the military registration and enlistment offices.