President’s Office comments on mass mobilization of Buryats and Sakha

23 September, 04:14 PM
Mykhailo Podolyak urged residents of Buryatia and Sakha not to participate in

Mykhailo Podolyak urged residents of Buryatia and Sakha not to participate in "foreigner's war" (Photo:ОПУ)

The Office of the President of Ukraine considers the mobilization of a disproportionately large amount of ethnic minorities in Russia to be "genuine ethnic cleansing", presidential advisor Mykhailo Podolyak wrote on Twitter on Sept. 23.

According to him, the Russian provinces of Buryatia and Yakutia, the homeland of the Buryat and Sakha ethnic groups, are suffering the most from the Kremlin's “partial mobilization.”

"Disproportionate mass forced conscription in national republics of Russia – Buryatia and Yakutia – is a real ethnic cleansing of local population from the Moscow,” Podolyak wrote.

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“Time for Russia’s ethnic groups to remember their national dignity and not send their children to die in someone else's war.”

Putin announced a "partial mobilization" in Russia on Sept. 21. According to Russian Minister of Defense Sergei Shoigu, Russia has plans to send another 300,000 reservists to the front lines in Ukraine.

After the announcement, Russians began to buy tickets abroad en masse to avoid participation in their country’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine.

In turn, the Kremlin's puppet in Chechnya, warlord Ramzan Kadyrov, said that he was not going to mobilize locals as the republic had already “surpassed the target”.

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