The Russian Defense Ministry has indicated which of the lucky citizens will be able to circumvent Russian President Vladimir Putin’s latest order to deploy conscripts to fight in his war in Ukraine.
Tech workers, bankers and journalists working for state media will be able to avoid Putin’s “partial mobilization”, the Kremlin chief announced Friday, according to state media company TASS.
The images have been available since Wednesday popped up on social media depicting airports overrun by men as Russia’s borders struggle with traffic jams as an exodus of fighting men flee the country.
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All Russian men aged 18 to 27 must complete one year of military service.
Certain provisions, such as higher education and health factors, have previously allowed some to opt out of joining the ranks, although it remains unclear whether these conditions will continue to protect these male populations as Putin aims to recruit more men into the war in Ukraine. Push.
Following Putin’s statement this week, some 300,000 men are expected to be placed on active military service and removed from the front lines.
The Defense Department said Friday that all companies with men who meet the latest exemption status must prepare a list and submit it to authorities.
Some have argued that Putin’s decree to call up conscripts was ominously vague and could allow him to deploy more men to the Russian armed forces in Ukraine if needed.
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One clause in the mobilization decree was fully redacted and Russian officials have refused to go into detail as hinted at by the missing seventh paragraph, citing security concerns.
Russia has reportedly lost a significant number of its troops in the seven-month war with Ukraine and claims that while Kiev has lost more than 9,000 men, Moscow has lost more than 50,000. These figures have not been independently verified.
The addition of men to the armed forces comes as Ukrainian troops advance through the northeastern regions of Kharkiv and into Donetsk, where occupying regional authorities launched a vote on annexation on Friday.
Referendums were also held on Friday in three other regions, including Luhansk, Zaporizhia and Kherson, where Ukrainian citizens would vote for or against joining the Russian Federation.
Ukrainian regional officials have claimed that Russia is also looking for capable men it can find in occupied territories to fight for Russia against Ukraine.