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Kremlin may be preparing a new stage of partial mobilization

Jan 30, 2023

Russian authorities do not rule out the possibility of another round of drafts as part of "partial mobilization”. This is necessary for a new offensive in Ukraine.

This was reported by the UK Ministry of Defense on Twitter.


As noted in the summary, on January 22, 2023, the media reported that Russian border guards prevent Kyrgyz migrant workers with two passports from leaving Russia, informing the men that their names are on the mobilization lists.

In addition, on January 23, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov stated that the decree on "partial mobilization" continued to be in force, stating that the decree was still necessary to support the armed forces. Observers wondered why the measure had not been officially canceled.

"The Russian leadership highly likely continues to search for ways to meet the high number of personnel required to resource any future major offensive in Ukraine, while minimising domestic dissent," the British Defense Ministry noted.

British intelligence reported earlier that military setbacks and Putin's "partial mobilization" announced in September have reduced patriotic support for the war among Russians.

Author – Anastasiya Glotova, 30/01/2022

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