Russian President Vladimir Putin declared a partial mobilization in Russia on Wednesday, citing NATO threats of Russia’s defeat on the battlefield and the subsequent annihilation of its culture, civilization and its own people. The Russian leader announced that only citizens who have been trained in the main military forces will be called up – and now they will also receive additional training.
He also announced, as expected, referendums in the Russian-occupied regions of Ukraine, namely Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson and part of Zaporizhia, on the question of union with the Russian Federation.
The Russian leader claimed that Washington is pressuring Kyiv to transfer hostilities to the territory of the Russian Federation, while adding that nuclear blackmail was used, without elaborating.
Partial recruitment means that:
1. About 1,000,000 to 4,000,000 men will be called to arms.
2. the pace of the defense industry will change, as the factories will not operate on an 8-hour basis but on a 24-hour basis with three eight-hour shifts. Also the entire defense industry will produce based on the needs of the armed forces of the Russian Federation.
3. an unknown but definitely large number of permanent military positions will be announced.
4. The whole expenditure is not made for the few territories of the provinces of Kherson Zaporozhye, Luhansk and Donetsk, but the front now opens over Finland to Turkey.
As it goes without saying, all the countries neighboring Russia will proceed with similar military personnel recruitment.
Doctors were called before his speech?
Scenes of chaos and medic intervention before Vladimir Putin’s speech on partial conscription in Russia was filmed seven months after the start of the war in Ukraine, according to a Telegram channel allegedly belonging to a former Kremlin employee.
According to the General SVR channel on Telegram, Vladimir Putin, before standing in front of the camera to record his speech, developed a severe cough and chest pains, as a result of which doctors were called.
“When President Putin prepared his speech and the preparations for the filming began, he started coughing. Several attempts to start filming were canceled due to the coughing. After the fourth unsuccessful attempt to videotape the speech, doctors were called to whom Vladimir Putin complained of chest pains,” the Telegram channel reports.
According to the same source, “the doctors recommended postponing the filming and suggested that Putin undergo tests, which he did.” It is recalled that the initial information referred to a speech by Putin on Tuesday night, but this was postponed until Wednesday morning.
The author of the Telegram post also claims that “according to a group of people in Putin’s inner circle, the Russian president cited a health problem in order to reschedule the taping and reconsider his decision.”
“People close to the president of Russia are aware of Putin’s pathological procrastination in decision-making and the uncertainty that he possesses when it comes to making key decisions,” says the Kremlin “insider”.
It is recalled that in recent months there have been several publications and public appearances of Vladimir Putin that have fueled rumors about the state of health of the president of Russia before and during the invasion of Ukraine.
Shoigu: “We are at WAR with the West”
After Putin’s speech, which declared a partial mobilization against NATO, the Russian Defense Minister, Sergei Shoigu, emphasized that Russia is not at war with Ukraine but with the “collective West”.
The Russian Minister stated:
300,000 reservists to be called up – about 1% of available mobilization resources.
70 military and 200+ civilian satellites and the entire NATO alliance working in Kyiv’s interest.
Ukraine has mobilized almost 300,000 people – but has lost almost half of its army.
Russia has lost 5,937 personnel.
Conscription will not affect students – only those in the reserve army or with the required qualification or experience.
The relevant decree was published by the Kremlin.
According to the decree, the level of remuneration of Russian citizens called up for military service under mobilization in the Russian Armed Forces will be equal to that of servicemen serving under contract in the Russian Armed Forces.
Chinese President to the country’s military: “Get ready for war”
Alongside the partial mobilization declared in Russia, Chinese President Xi Jinping urged the Chinese military to focus its attention on preparing for military action and war!
In particular, Chinese leader Xi Jinping said in a briefing on China’s national defense that his country must now focus on preparing for a “real battle”:
“It is necessary to understand the new situation and new requirements, focus on preparing for war, having the courage to explore and innovate,” he stressed.
The conference was attended by high-ranking representatives of China’s Central Military Commission (CMC), the People’s Armed Police and military academies.
In case things lead to a third world, then a part of China might fight on Russia’s side.
Russian TASS also reported on the issue , writing the title: “Xi Jinping urges China’s armed forces to focus on preparing for wars”!