Russia steps up draft to replace massive casualties

16 March, 12:43 PM
Summonses are sent out, in particular, in Moscow (Photo:REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov)

Summonses are sent out, in particular, in Moscow (Photo:REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov)

Russia is looking to replace its losses in Bakhmut and other parts of Ukraine by instituting a new wave of draft summons in 33 of 49 Russian regions, Radio Liberty reported on March 15.

Reservists are being asked to come to the military registration and enlistment office to be selected for military training or clarify their draft status.

Summonses were recorded from Moscow and St. Petersburg to Dagestan and Yamal. University students, who are supposed to be deferred from military service, are also receiving draft slips.

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There were reports of summonses in the following regions:

  • The oblasts of Moscow, St. Petersburg, Belgorod, Voronezh, Kaluga, Lipetsk, Murmansk, Penza, Sverdlovsk, Tyumen, Ulyanovsk, Saratov,Nizhny Novgorod, Omsk, Chelyabinsk, Tambov, and Tver;
  • and the Okrugs (administrative divisions) of Arkhangelsk, Vladimir, Moscow, Leningrad oblasts, Altai, Perm Krai, Kabardino-Balkar and Chuvash Republics, Dagestan, Tatarstan, Mari El, Komi, Khanty-Mansi, and Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrugs.

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