On 21 September, Vladimir Putin announced a “partial” mobilisation. However, it turns out that in practice, no one is safe from the draft: the army is ready to snatch you even if you have multiple children or if you are close to retirement. According to Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu, Russia plans to draft 300,000 reservists into the army. Meanwhile, a source in the Kremlin told Novaya Gazeta. Europe that up to 1 million people might be enlisted.
Women across Russia are saying goodbye to their fathers, husbands and sons.
Kirill Martynov, editor-in-chief of Novaya Gazeta. Europe, talks about the main topic of this week (and likely for many weeks to come), in a special episode of Horrible News.
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