The seventh paragraph of the decree of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin on mobilization states that up to a million people can be drafted into the army. This is reported by «Novaya Gazeta. Europe» citing a source in the presidential administration.
According to the source, the figure in the seventh paragraph of the presidential decree was corrected several times, but later decided to stop at one million people.
The publication also learned that The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation asked to classify the entire text of the decree on mobilization, but in the end, only its seventh paragraph received the stamp “for official use”.
In turn, the press secretary of the Russian president, Dmitry Peskov, called the information about the mobilization of a million reservists a lie.
- Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov stated that an unpublished paragraph of the decree refers to the number of mobilized.
- Shoigu announced his intention to call on 300 thousand reservists.