Prosecutor General: over 9,000 people mobilised illegally in Russia

The Public Prosecution Service of Russia has returned home over 9,000 unlawfully mobilised citizens, Russia’s Prosecutor General Igor Krasnov said during a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, as per the Kremlin website.

“Supervisory efforts have led to bringing back home over 9,000 citizens mobilised unlawfully,” he said. Among the returned people, there are those who should not have been mobilised due to their health, Krasnov added.

“There hasn’t been a mobilisation in a long time — a lot of significant problems have been found, which became a lesson for many, led to reviewing the ways of organising military registration, of forming the corresponding serviceman databases,” Krasnov explained. According to the prosecutor general, most of the provision problems have already been solved.

Putin announced a “partial mobilisation” in Russia on 21 September 2022. On 28 October, Russia’s Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu reported to Putin on the mobilisation being over.

However, there still has not been a presidential decree about the end of mobilisation, which would make the announcement official. The Kremlin claims that there is “no need” for one.

Still, on 23 January, the Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said that some of the mobilisation order clauses still remain enforced, however, the drafting of citizens within the framework of this document is over.

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