World: War in Ukraine: a Russian soldier suspended after thousands of mobilizations by mistake

Russia’s mobilization won’t fix its military problems

  Russia’s mobilization won’t fix its military problems What Putin’s troop surge can — and can’t — do in Ukraine.Russian President Vladimir Putin this week announced that 300,000 more men would need to fight in his increasingly difficult and costly war in Ukraine. But amid Ukrainian victories, major strategic and personnel problems in the Russian armed forces, and domestic frustrations over the mobilization announcement, whether Putin can accomplish his goals in Ukraine — and the nature of those goals at this stage — isn’t clear.

Un convoi blindé de troupes pro-russes se déplace sur une route à Marioupol. (Illustration) REUTERS/Chingis Kondarov © CHINGIS KONDAROV A armored convoy of pro-Russian troops moves on a road to Marioupol. (Illustration) Reuters/Chingis Kondarov The head of military recruitment in a Russian region of the Far East was suspended from his duties, a local official said on Monday, after the thousands of people in mistake to fight in Ukraine. “The Kraï military commissioner (region) of Khabarovsk, Iouri Laïko, is suspended from his functions. This will have no influence on the objective that the president has set us, "said Governor Mikhail Degtiariov, in a video on Telegram. He did not give the exact reason for this suspension, but suggested that it was linked to many errors. "In ten days, several thousand of our compatriots received convocations and went to military police stations. We returned to the house about half of them because they did not meet the selection criteria to enter the army, "said the governor. “Partial mobilization only concerns the categories designated by the Ministry of Defense and the President. Any abuse must be repressed, "he added. 300,000 reservists officially concerned on September 21, Vladimir Putin ordered "partial" mobilization to fight in Ukraine, where the Russian army is in difficulty. Officially, it must concern 300,000 reservists with military experience or useful skills. But multiple cases of mobilization of elderly people, students, patients or called without military experience have been reported, which has aroused dissatisfaction and the reaction of the authorities. Last week, Vladimir Putin demanded that errors be "corrected" in mobilization, which also sparked demonstrations in Russia and the flight of thousands of men abroad.

Ukraine takes swaths of territory, despite Russia’s mobilisation .
In week 32 of the war, Kyiv makes more advances in the east and south while Moscow pulls back forces from Crimea.On September 30, Ukrainian forces advancing from Izyum surrounded Lyman in the eastern Donetsk region and recaptured the town the following day. The spectacular encirclement of the strategic town and an expanse of surrounding territory trapped Russian personnel trying to flee.

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