Russian President Vladimir Putin said he had signed a decree regulating the mobilization of the military, including expanding those eligible for exemption from military service.
president Russia Vladimir Putin Speaking at a televised faculty meeting today, he said he had signed an executive order to delay the enlistment of more people, including private school students, government-sanctioned students and participants in graduate science programs.
“The situation in the new territories will stabilize,” Putin added, referring to the southern and eastern parts of Ukraine that Russia has announced to annex: Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson and Zaporozhye. He said the referendum results in the four regions were “very convincing”.
Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a mobilization order on September 21 to mobilize an additional 300,000 reservists to the Ukrainian battlefield, most of whom have served in the military.
Russia has previously announced that those exempt from the mobilization order include students at educational institutions and state research institutions, technicians, banks, journalists, employees of the defense industry, those who do not meet health standards, have at least four children or have to care for disabled relatives.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov admitted on September 26 that there were some mistakes in implementing the mobilization order. On Sept. 29, President Putin asked his subordinates to make swift corrections, and also mentioned some mistakes in the recruitment process, such as calling the wrong person while those who wanted to enlist voluntarily were turned away.
On October 3, Russia repatriated thousands of people who had been drafted in the eastern province of Khabarovsk because they did not meet the conditions for enlistment. Provincial officers were also dismissed.
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