President of Russia decrees a partial mobilization in defense of sovereignty | News

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Russian President Vladimir Putin called on Wednesday for a “partial mobilization” of the population in defense “of the homeland, its sovereignty and territorial integrity” and denounced that the West has the objective of “destroying Russia.”

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“To guarantee the security of our people and of the people in the liberated territories, I consider it necessary to support the proposal of the Ministry of Defense and the General Staff to carry out a partial mobilization,” the president said in a message to the nation.

He explained that in this military service only those who are part of the reserve, have served in the Armed Forces and have relevant skills and experience will be recruited.



The partial mobilization, whose decree was already published by the Kremlin, would begin this Wednesday, September 21.

Putin communicated this decree hours after the self-proclaimed people’s republics of Donetsk and Lugansk, as well as the Ukrainian regions of Kherson and Zaporozhie, announced that they will hold referendums with the purpose of joining Russia.

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