On October 28, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu reported to Putin on the partial mobilization’s finalization. According to the Defense Minister, military commissariats have mobilized 300 thousand people, 218 thousand of which are at the training grounds, the rest are already in Ukraine.
According to Sergei Shoigu, there will be no new partial mobilization measures, only working with volunteers will remain. In total, as the Defense Minister said, 300 thousand conscripts were allegedly mobilized. 218 thousand of them are still at the training grounds, the rest are already fighting at the front.
Vladimir Putin has not yet signed the order on the mobilization’s finalization.
News about the mobilization’s beginning on September 21 caused a mass departure from Russia. At a rough estimate, from 700 thousand to 1 million citizens left the country. Small-scale rallies against the mobilization took place in the regions. However, residents of Yakutia and Dagestan took to the streets en masse, but the police dispersed them. Schoolchildren and their parents were involved in collecting money and things for the military.
Journalists, activists, and sometimes officials reported on the mobilization of men with disabilities, chronic diseases, intestinal bleeding, and even blindness. Fathers with many children, single fathers, and guardians of disabled children were sent to boot camps. At least 34 mobilized died before reaching the front. It is known about 40 soldiers who died during the fighting.