The kremlin considered today “hysterical” The reaction between part of the russian population for the partial mobilization decreed on Wednesday by the president of Russia, Vladimir Putinto send tens of thousands of reservists to the military campaign in Ukraine.
“One could somehow understand the hysterical, extremely emotional reaction in the first hours after the announcement, even on the first day, because, indeed, there was a certain lack of information, which is also understandable and justifiable,” the Kremlin spokesman said. , Dmitri Peskov, in his daily telephone press conference.
“But, since yesterday, all hotlines and information offices have been activated in accordance with the government’s decision,”
he stated nonetheless.
Peskov stressed that the Russian Defense Ministry regularly responds to all questions and all telephone lines are working and citizens are calling to receive answers to their questions.
“The media publish the responses of the Ministry of Defense and the statements of the military commissioners. There is no shortage of information right now.”
They sold out plane tickets to neighboring countries
The spokesman made the remarks after airline tickets to countries neighboring Russia, where Russians can enter without visas, were sold out and lines formed at the borders with Kazakhstanthe border crossing of Georgia, Finland and Mongolia coinciding with the beginning of the partial mobilization.
The day before, thousands of Russian reservists were summoned to join the ranks of the Army, but not only. People who are not in the reserve and never served, parents with more than four children and students also received notifications, according to human rights lawyers and those affected.
The day before, the Russian Ministry of Defense specified that, of the 300,000 reservists who will be mobilized, about 10,000 men voluntarily enlisted in the ranks of the Russian Army on the first day.
He also explained that the priority in the mobilization will be given to shooters, tankers, artillerymen, drivers and mechanics, as well as other technicians and specialists, regardless of their military rank.
In principle, these reservists, in which combat experience will be valued, will be deployed not at the front, but in the rear of the Russian-occupied territories in Donbas and southern Ukraine.
Private soldiers and sergeants under the age of 35, and officers under the age of 55, will be mobilized, he specified.
Workers of military industry enterprises, parents of large families, dependents of the disabled and sick, and Russians permanently residing abroad will be exempted.
The military spokesman stressed that the 120,000 conscripts who are called up for mandatory military service in the fall will not participate in the military campaign.
Nor will students who have to study in person be mobilized.
Likewise, this Friday Defense specified that employees with higher education who work in the field of information technology, in telecommunications operators, in the media and in companies that guarantee the stability of the national payment system and the infrastructure of the financial market, the management of banking liquidity and the circulation of cash.
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