What is partial mobilization announced in Russia?
According to the decree published on the Kremlin website, the Russian citizens from 18 and 50 fall under the partial military mobilization, they will be paid as the military personnel serving under contract and will have the same status.
People working at the defense enterprises producing weapons are free from conscription.
The mobilization is being carried out to control "already liberated territories," said Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu.
After training, the reserve servicemen who have already completed theirs military services will be called up. They, as well as Donbas volunteers, will be given the same guarantees as contract servicemen.
The regional governors were instructed to ensure conscription for military service in such a volume and within such terms determined by the Defense Ministry for each territory.
The mobilization announcement came a day after Ukraine's Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson, and Zaporizhzhia regions announced referendums on Sept. 23-27 on joining Russia, as its war with Ukraine has gone on for seven months.