Russia boosts security of military commissariats due to growing arson attacks
Russia has seen wave of arson attacks on army offices, especially after mobilization (Photo:Telegram-channel Mash)
Russia’s National Guard has strengthened security at military registration and enlistment offices in Moscow and several other cities “in connection with the increasing number of arson attacks,” Russian media outlet RBC reported on Telegram on Oct. 15
RBC quoted Russian State Duma member Alexander Khinshtein said more security had been deployed in several cities.
“Detention groups of the Russian Guard’s non-departmental security have been deployed near the military commissariat buildings in several cities, including in Moscow,” RBC quoted Khinshtein as saying.
“In addition, they have been included in the patrol routes of the Russian Guard’s non-departmental security crews throughout the country.”
According to Khinshtein, suspects in arson attacks on a military commissariat were already detained “at the scene” when trying to throw a Molotov cocktail into one building.
Russia faced a wave of arson attacks on the military commissariats after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
At the same time, the number of such attacks significantly grew after Russian dictator Vladimir Putin early on Sept. 21 declared a “partial” mobilization in the country.
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu announced that 300,000 reservists would be called up during the partial mobilization.
However, according to Russian opposition media, classified mobilization plans envisage sending one million Russians or more to war against Ukraine.
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