The Defense Minister of Russia, Sergey Shoigu has made an announcement on Friday that the partial mobilization campaign was announced to boost the Russian army campaign in Ukraine has been ended.
In a report sent to the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, Shoigu said that, “The dispatch of people called up during mobilization was completed today. The notification of citizens to report for army duty has ended.”
Shoigu added that, “Russia had met the goal earlier set by Putin & had mobilized an overall 300,000 reservists during the five-week long campaign.”
The overall number of the mobilized reportedly are 1,300 government employees of several levels and over 27,000 business owners.
The minister further added that, “13,000 citizens have expressed the wish to fulfill their duty… as volunteers. The average age of mobilized individuals was 35 years old.”
As per Shoigu, “Till date, around 82,000 mobilized reservists have already been deployed to the frontlines in Ukraine, while the remaining are still undergoing army training.”
In reply to Shoigu’s reports, Putin said that, “I want to appreciate them for doing their responsibility to the state, for their steadfast determination to defend our nation, our Russia & therefore their home, their family, our citizens, our people.”
Russia started its partial mobilization campaign on the 21st September. Though the earlier presidential decree on mobilization did not determine the overall number of reservists the Kremlin sought to mobilize, Shoigu has earlier put the number at 300,000 people.