Intelligence from the Ukrainian army: Russia will mobilize the inhabitants of Donbass under the pretext of “territorial defense” exercises


The news is said to have provoked outrage among the local population.


Ukrainian Defense Ministry press secretary Maksym Prauta said the command of the Russian occupying forces was planning to secretly organize another wave of mobilization in the temporarily occupied territory of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions under the pretext “territorial defense” exercises.

Quoting a report from the Defense Ministry’s Main Intelligence Directorate, he said in a briefing that the deployment of “territorial defense” headquarters by the so-called “RPD / LPR mobilization departments [“Donetsk People’s Republic” and “Luhansk People’s Republic]”is scheduled for April 15-23.

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In addition, civil defense exercises will be held from April 15 to 17 with the participation of all the so-called “republican security forces.” At the same time, a strengthened administrative police regime will be introduced during the events when the So-called “law enforcement agencies” will have additional powers to search and detain citizens who avoid conscription for military service as part of the Russian occupation forces, ”Prauta mentioned.

The mobilization thus carried out aroused the indignation of the local population, in particular citizens of an age to access conscription after the raising of the limit to 65 years, as well as young people who, instead of continuing their studies and to exercise a profession, would be called upon to join the units of the 1st (Donetsk) and 2nd (Luhansk) army corps of the Russian armed forces.


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