People in individual Russian cities are shocked by the number of casualties.
Total chaos and drunkenness are the main characteristics of “partial” mobilization in Russia. This testifies to the quality of the recruits. At the same time, the population in some cities is shocked by the number of losses in the war against Ukraine.
Information about why the mobilization in the Russian Federation can be considered a failure was shared by Alexei Arestovich in a conversation with Russian opposition leader Mark Feigin. The latter asked an adviser to the Office of the President of Ukraine to talk about the occupiers-recruits and the draft campaign in general.
“The first thing that strikes me is the horrendous amount of mess in this whole story. For deep Russia, on the territory of Russia, the war began the day before yesterday, when mobilization was announced. Before that, these were some events on TV. We have a bunch of videos with heavy drinkers , demotivated, loose-mouthed people who saw this mobilization in the coffin,” Arestovich said.
Then he shared information about how the population of the cities where large units of the RF Armed Forces are based is in shock from the losses in Ukraine. As an example, an adviser to the OPU cited Naro-Fominsk. This is a small settlement where 1 tank army is located.
In many parts of the city, two trains have already changed. People are aware of the situation, as there are many contract servicemen among the locals. And they understand the future prospects in case of mobilization. At the same time, the first composition consisted of professional regular soldiers, the second was a “mixture”. And the third, mobilized, is waiting for a much sadder fate.”
“There is also the Caucasus – it has its own specifics. The fact is that people who are mobilized in Dagestan and other republics – they do not go to the National Guard. For a special ration, for a special position, for a special application. They complete the 18th, 19th -th motorized rifle brigades that are stationed in Chechnya, Dagestan, etc. And they also have losses, dear mother. “, – added Arestovich.
According to the adviser to the OPU, already on the third day, the mobilization cannot be called a controlled process – at least in terms of the reaction of the population. Putin even admitted that people react emotionally to massive prizes in the army. And fights and drinking only confirm this. On the third day, mobilization begins to resemble a “growing fire.”
Mobilization in Russia: what is known
On September 21, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the drafting of reservists into the army: “I consider it necessary to support the proposal of the Ministry of Defense and the General Staff to conduct partial mobilization in the Russian Federation.” The head of the aggressor state devoted part of the appeal to nuclear threats towards the West.
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that it is planned to call up 300,000 people. And the media learned that in the secret 7th paragraph of the decree on mobilization, it was said about 1 million men.
The Kremlin denied this information, but the facts indicate otherwise. Summons are sent to fathers of many children, the elderly and the dead. Even pro-Kremlin propagandists started talking about violations of the mobilization rules.