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Shoigu said that 82,000 people called up for mobilization have already been sent to the active troops

Teachings of mobilized citizens

Teachings of mobilized citizens (illustration)

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Currently, 218,000 people called up for partial mobilization are at training grounds and in the process of combat coordination. The remaining 82 thousand people have already been sent to the active troops of the Russian Federation, 41 thousand of them operate as part of units. On Friday, October 28, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said at a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The head of the defense department reported that the average age of citizens mobilized from the reserve is 35 years. As part of the partial mobilization for military service, 1,300 employees of executive authorities were called up, transmits RIA News.

“Those who participate in hostilities will receive the status of a combat veteran and the corresponding package of social benefits. The dispatch of citizens called up for mobilization was completed today,” Shoigu said.

The Russian president, in a conversation with the minister, noted that now the main thing is to provide all those called up with equipment and to coordinate them as part of the units. This, according to Putin, is necessary for the mobilized to feel confident at the moment of participating in hostilities.

Shoigu on Friday reported to Putin on the completion of partial mobilization in Russia. He stressed that the task of conscripting 300,000 people has been completed, and no additional conscriptions are planned. The troops will continue to be recruited only by volunteers and contract employees.

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