Russia, which has occupied the territory of Ukraine under the name of “special operation” since February, has not been able to achieve a clear success in the field for months. A new development took place in the war, after the news that the Ukrainian army had regained dominance in several regions in a row on the front.
REFERENDUM IN 4 SEPARATIONAL REGIONS
Yesterday, 4 separatist regions in eastern Ukraine decided to have a referendum to join Russia. While the Russian side welcomed this development, the USA and the EU strongly opposed the voting.
“WEST DOES NOT WANT RUSSIA-UKRAINE PEACE”
Russian leader Putin, on the other hand, is addressing the nation after the decision of a referendum to join the 4 separatist regions in Ukraine to Russia. Putin announced that he has declared a partial mobilization, as the world has been waiting for recently. Putin said, “The West is trying to destroy our country. The West does not want Russia-Ukraine peace. They divided the USSR at the time, now it is Russia’s turn. Our goal is to liberate Donbas. We will use all kinds of weapons to protect our territorial integrity. I am telling the West. “We have a lot of weapons to respond to. This is not a bluff,” he said.
KREMLIN SPEAKER ANNOUNCES THE REASON FOR THE PESCOV DECISION
Speaking at the daily press conference, Kremlin Spokesperson Dmitriy Peskov, when asked why the partial mobilization decision was taken, said, “President Vladimir Putin explained in his speech how the conditions changed during the special military operation. The President, in particular, is currently de facto with the military potential of NATO and a number of hostile countries. He said we were facing each other.”
HOW LONG WILL THE DECISION REMAIN EFFECT?
In response to questions about how long the partial mobilization decision will remain in effect, Peskov underlined that no period is specified in the relevant decree.
“IT IS STATED TO BE UP TO 300 THOUSAND PEOPLE”
Peskov was also asked about the unpublished article 7 of the partial mobilization decree. Stating that this item is subject to service-specific use and therefore he cannot explain it, Peskov said, “The only thing I can say is Sergey Shoigu mentioned 300 thousand people in his statement. Here in that article, it is stated that it will be up to 300,000 people. However, as the Minister of Defense explained, It won’t happen at once,” he said.
CATEGORIES OF PERSONS THAT WILL BE EXCLUDED WILL BE DETERMINED SOON
The Kremlin Spokesperson said that the Russian government will determine the categories of people who will be entitled to be exempted from partial mobilization as soon as possible.