In Moscow, the partial mobilization announced on September 21 ended. The tasks for partial mobilization established on the basis of the decree of Russian President Vladimir Putin and the instructions of the country’s Ministry of Defense have been fully implemented in the capital, Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said on Monday, October 17, in his personal blog.
Collection points for mobilized people close on October 17, 2022, at 14:00. Summons sent out in the process of mobilization to the place of residence and enterprises cease to be valid,”
Mayor of Moscow Sergey Sobyanin
Sergei Sobyanin expressed gratitude and appreciation to the Moscow volunteers and mobilized, noting that the city is worried and worried about their fate.
We hope and pray that you return safe and sound. They returned with a victory. Defended the security and independence of our country,
He assured that the city authorities will take care of the families of the mobilized, as well as continue to help the Ministry of Defense in the logistics of the armed forces.
In addition, the head of the city promised that the capital’s mayor’s office, together with the leadership of the regions where Muscovites serve, will help improve life in military units.
Earlier it was reported about raids on reservists in Moscow and St. Petersburg.
On Friday, October 14, information appeared about raids on reservists in Moscow and St. Petersburg.
In particular, in Moscow, men were massively handed subpoenas at the entrance to metro stations.
According to Kirill Kabanov, a member of the Presidential Human Rights Council (HRC), one such incident occurred near the Shchelkovskaya metro station, where, according to him, police officers “grabbed everyone indiscriminately.”
Also, according to eyewitnesses, the police handed summonses to men at the entrances at the metro stations “Alekseevskaya”, “Pervomayskaya” and “Novokosino”.
In turn, in St. Petersburg, eyewitnesses reported massive raids with subpoenas on reservists in large residential complexes.
Andrey Klishas, head of the Federation Council Committee on Constitutional Legislation and State Building, said that mass raids on reservists with the involvement of the police near metro stations in Moscow and on the territory of residential complexes in St. Petersburg are unacceptable.
He called mobilization measures illegal, when men are seized indiscriminately on the street, noting that military commissars do not have the right to act against an indefinite circle of people.
At the same time, Russian President Vladimir Putin, speaking at a press conference in Astana, spoke for the second time about the “stupidity” that took place during mobilization. In his opinion, it is connected with the old forms of accounting, which have not been updated for decades.
The head of state added that work is now being completed on the formation of an information base on a modern basis, which, in his words, “will be as reliable as possible.”