Arrests of military personnel going on in Moscow, claims Ukrainian intelligence
Soldiers of the Rosgvardiya (Photo:Rosgvardiya/Facebook)
Traffic in the center of Moscow was blocked as arrests of military personnel were carried out, the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine claimed on Oct. 8.
Ukrainian Intelligence said it was already aware of numerous arrests, detentions and blocking of military personnel.
Also, according to intelligence information, the elite of the Russian National Guard, units of the Dzerzhinsky operational division, entered the city. They have moved to the center together with police units.
All military units around the perimeter of Moscow have been put on high alert, the Main Intelligence Directorate added.
The reason for the arrests is still unknown.
The Ukrainian intelligence claims are unconfirmed. Video from Moscow appeared to show traffic moving normally and no unusual police or military movements.
On Sept. 21, Russian dictator Vladimir Putin announced a "partial mobilization" in the country. Russian Minister of Defense Sergey Shoigu said they plan to send another 300,000 reservists to the front.
According to Russian opposition media, though, classified mobilization plans include sending as much as a million Russians to war against Ukraine. Russians began to massively buy tickets to other countries and rapidly flee their homeland in order to avoid participation in the war.
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