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Putin: 200-220 thousand were mobilized under partial mobilization and our goal is not to destroy Ukraine

Putin: 200-220 thousand were mobilized under partial mobilization and our goal is not to destroy Ukraine   President Vladimir Putin said that 200-220 thousand were mobilized from the reservists, and that the mobilization would end in two weeks, stating that the Defense Ministry had set a figure of less than 300 thousand and insane for additional mobilization.




Putin: 200-220 thousand were mobilized under partial mobilization

and our goal is not to destroy Ukraine


President Vladimir Putin said that 200-220 thousand were mobilized from the reservists, and that the mobilization would end in two weeks, stating that the Defense Ministry had set a figure of less than 300 thousand and insane for additional mobilization.


The Russian President added


during a press conference, summarizing the results of 3 summits he had attended in Astana in the past days along with a number of neighbouring countries and the region, that 33.000 of those mobilized were already in units and 16,000 in units involved in combat missions.


  • Putin stressed the need for all those mobilized to undergo mandatory training. 
  • He added that additional instructions will be given to
  • the Security Council to inspect how to implement the training of mobilized citizens.


Putin pointed out that dealing with failure to perform national duty must be done within the framework of the law alone.


The Russian President


  • also noted that partial mobilization was necessary
  • explaining that the line of contact with Ukraine was 1.1
  • thousand kilometres, and it was impossible to protect it
  • with contractual soldiers, so it was necessary to announce partial mobilization


and he said: 

"The line of contact is 1100 kilometres. It is therefore practically impossible to retain it exclusively with troops composed of private contractors who are active in offensive operations. The mobilization was therefore ".


Putin stressed that what is happening today is not good, but it was inevitable, but it would have happened later, and in harder circumstances.


On the other hand


Putin pointed out that there was no need to launch large and intense strikes on Ukraine now, saying, "Well now there is no need to launch intense strikes and now there are other tasks."


At the same time


he noted that the Russian Ministry of Defence did not immediately strike all targets on Ukraine's territory.


The Russian President stressed that his country was not aiming to destroy Ukraine: "We do not have before us the destruction of Ukraine as a target."