Putin’s decree on mobilization: 1 million Russians can be sent to war in Ukraine – media

About this Russian edition, citing sources from the administration of President Putin.

“The figure was corrected several times, and eventually settled on a million,” the source said.

To confirm this information, the publication also tried to contact the executive authorities, which, as a rule, receive the full texts of presidential decrees, including those classified as “for official use.”

According to sources in several ministries, they did not receive the full text of the decree, and there is no way to see it through the interdepartmental document management system.

Press Secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov, in a commentary to Russian propagandists RIA Novosti, called the information that paragraph No. 7 of the decree states the possibility of mobilizing 1 million citizens subject to conscription as a “lie”. “This is a lie,” Peskov said.

As of September 22, almost 335 thousand Russians signed a petition against partial mobilization, the decree on which was signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Due to the shortage of personnel of the Russian army for the war against Ukraine, the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin signed a decree on partial mobilization in Russia. Measures to implement the decree begin on September 21. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that 300,000 reservists would be called up as part of a partial mobilization.

In turn, the Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation Sergei Shoigu reported in an interview with the Rossiya-24 TV channel that, as part of partial mobilization, 300,000 reservists will be called up in Russia.

“Three hundred thousand reservists who will be called up,” the minister said.

According to him, the recruitment will not be carried out as part of a one-time action. Mobilization will affect 1.1% of the total mobilization resource.

As reported on September 20 The State Duma of the Russian Federation unanimously adopted in the second and third readings, a bill that introduces such concepts as “mobilization”, “martial law” and “wartime” into the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation.


At 4 am on February 24, 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a “special military operation” in the occupied Donbas. Russia launched missile strikes on the territory of Ukraine and launched a direct full-scale invasion in four directions. The armed forces of Ukraine are rebuffing the enemy, the blitzkrieg plan – to capture Kyiv in two or three days – failed, the Russian army retreated from the capital. The Russian military commits thousands of war crimes and crimes against humanity throughout Ukraine.

Center for Investigative Journalism maintains a daily chronicle Russia’s war against Ukraine on all platforms: YouTube, facebook, Telegram, Twitter

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