The Kremlin deliberately held a prisoner exchange on the day the mobilization was announced – Institute for War Research

This is written by the American Institute for the Study of War (ISW).

ISW writes that the exchange is “deeply unpopular with Russian nationalists and milbloggers.”

Analysts point out that the Kremlin is openly failing to comply with promised conditions for partial mobilization. Kremlin quotas are likely to force local authorities to mobilize men regardless of their military status and are likely to encourage disproportionate mobilization of ethnically non-Russian and immigrant communities.

The announcement of a partial mobilization and blatant disregard for even the parameters of mobilization dictated by the government may alienate the interested sections of the Russian public, who previously tolerated Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which affected their personal interests less.

published full list Ukrainian defenders and foreigners who were exchanged with the Russian Federation. 215 Ukrainian defenders, including 10 foreigners, were exchanged for Putin’s godfather Viktor Medvedchuk and 55 Russian soldiers.

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. 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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