Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov denied the information that 1 million people are going to be drafted as part of partial mobilization. Formerly Novaya Gazeta. Europe” reported, citing sources in the presidential administration, that this allows the secret seventh paragraph of the presidential decree on mobilization to be done.
“This is a lie,” Mr. Peskov told reporters (quote from Interfax).
On the eve of September 21, Dmitry Peskov said that the seventh paragraph of the presidential decree on partial mobilization contains information on the number of mobilized. According to him, the Kremlin cannot disclose the content of this paragraph, since the information is subject to “official use.” The text of the decree on the Kremlin website does not contain paragraph 7. The official portal of legal information indicates that this item is “for official use”.
On September 21, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a partial mobilization. Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu reported that mobilization would affect about 1% of Russia’s total mobilization resource, and 300,000 reservists would be sent to the combat zone.
Students and conscripts, according to the Ministry of Defense, will not be involved. According to the decree, the delay is granted to employees of defense industry enterprises, as well as to categories of citizens who will be determined by the government. The number to be mobilized will be determined separately for each region.
For more information about partial mobilization, see Kommersant’s article “Get Up, Partial Country.”