On September 21, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a partial mobilization in connection with special military operation on the territory of Ukraine. We briefly talk about the main events of today – September 22.
The Ministry of Defense spoke in detail about the partial mobilization
The Russian Ministry of Defense gave clarifications on partial mobilization. The ministry explained that the categories of citizens that are necessary to complete the tasks will be called up – shooters, tankers, artillerymen, drivers, driver-mechanics. The department clarified that one of the main factors in determining whether to call a person or not will be his combat experience.
The department explained who would not be called up for mobilization, talked about quotas for the number of those called up. Another detail that the Ministry of Defense clarified is that those who permanently live outside of Russia and are not registered with the military are not subject to conscription, and those who left for a short time and are registered with the military at their place of residence in Russia can be called up. Full explanations of the Ministry of Defense we have collected in a separate article.
Russia and Ukraine exchange prisoners
Federal media, as well as a number of employees of state-owned Russian television channels, confirm exchange of prisoners, which took place between Russia and Ukraine. Among those released are Ukrainian opposition politician Viktor Medvedchuk.
According to information from military correspondents loyal to the Kremlin, 50 Russian servicemen (according to other sources – 55) arrived at the Chkalovsky airfield, they were delivered by a military transport aircraft. And Russia allegedly handed over 205 prisoners of war to Ukraine as part of the exchange. Pro-Russian telegram channels report that another 30 people will be delivered to Russia tomorrow.
Later, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation reported that during the exchange with Ukraine, 55 servicemen of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, the DPR and the LPR were delivered to Russia, who were in mortal danger in captivity. The head of the DPR, Denis Pushilin, confirmed that as a result of the exchange of prisoners of war, People’s Deputy of Ukraine Viktor Medvedchuk was released.
“All military prisoners returned from Ukrainian captivity have already been delivered to Russia and are in medical institutions,” the ministry said.
Volodin told whether deputies will be called
State Duma Chairman Vyacheslav Volodin answered a few questions that concern many- about the reasons for mobilization and guarantees for those mobilized, about those who are subject to partial mobilization, and about the deputies, who have recently been especially often talking about their desire to go “to the front”, but at the same time reminding them that they have a reservation.
Speaking about those who are subject to partial mobilization, the speaker of the State Duma listed the following data:
- partial mobilization will affect those who have served, with combat experience, who have a demanded military specialty;
- a total of 300,000 reserve servicemen will be called up;
- partial mobilization will not affect 99% of the mobilization resource: those who have not served, who have no military experience, who study at universities, and so on.
“The legal status of volunteers and fighters of the LPR and DPR will be the same as that of the Russian military,” Volodin said, speaking about guarantees. “We will also make decisions on a priority basis on credit holidays and the preservation of labor guarantees for mobilized citizens. These questions are under control. Nobody will leave anyone.
As for the deputies, who have recently been especially active in expressing their desire to go to the combat zone, but remind that they have reservations, Volodin said that they have no armor.
Cars with conscripts will not be stopped
Soon after the announcement of partial mobilization, a scan of the “decree” that worried the Russians began to circulate on social networks. It followed from it that the police would allegedly have to stop cars with men at the wheel and direct them to “representatives of the military commissariats.” The Ministry of Internal Affairs explained that this is a fake.
“The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia officially declares that this published scan of the alleged instructions of the GUOBDD of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia is fake, and the information contained in this “document” is false,” the MIA Media Telegram channel says.
The department urged citizens to be careful and vigilant. About how subpoenas should actually be served, we told in a separate article.
Jobs mobilized plan to keep
This morning it became known that the State Duma would make a decision on priority credit holidays and maintaining labor guarantees for mobilized citizens. This was announced by the Chairman of the State Duma Vyacheslav Volodin. And the Federation Council announced the preparation of amendments to the Labor Code, which will help maintain labor guarantees for mobilized citizens.
– We are working on it now. It is important that a person, when he leaves as mobilized and leaves his workplace, retains this place. We will work on amending the Labor Code in order to maintain labor guarantees and provide state support measures to the partially mobilized,” said Inna Svyatenko, head of the Social Policy Committee of the Federation Council.
Compulsory military service for “new citizens of Russia”
HRC member Kirill Kabanov announced the development of proposals according to which “for new citizens” of Russia who have citizenship for less than 10 years – people from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan – it will be mandatory to undergo military service for a year.
“Refusal to perform military duty should entail the deprivation of Russian citizenship not only for the person liable for military service, but also for members of his family,” Kabanov said.
According to him, such an initiative “would be an adequate response to the official ban on the part of the authorities of the above countries on the participation of their citizens in the NWO on a voluntary basis, for which they face criminal punishment in their homeland.”
The Kremlin called the issuance of subpoenas to detainees at protests legal
The delivery of subpoenas to the military commissariat to detainees at uncoordinated protests against partial mobilization is in line with the current legislation. This was stated to journalists by the press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov.
“It does not contradict the law, and therefore there is no violation of the law,” Peskov said.
Relatives will be able to apply for conscript loan restructuring
The Bank of Russia recommended that banks and MFIs give credit holidays to mobilized citizens. Today, the regulator said that after the restructuring of loans mobilized their close relatives can apply.
“Their close relatives (spouses, parents, children, adoptive parents, brothers, sisters, grandfathers, grandmothers, grandchildren) can also apply for restructuring of loans to mobilized persons,” it says. on the site TSB RF.
At the same time, the Central Bank emphasized that lenders and BKI should not consider such restructuring as worsening the borrower’s credit history. If close relatives are dependent on the mobilized, they can count on vacations and on their own loans.
Useful materials about mobilization
To learn more about how Russians will be called up, what can and cannot be done during mobilization, as well as many other things, we told in the following materials: