Russians mobilized for war in Ukraine complain about terrible living conditions

Some of the mobilized people sleep on the concrete floor, while others have to warm themselves by fires
Some of the mobilized people sleep on the concrete floor, while others have to warm themselves by fires

The videos started to appear on social networks on Sept. 25-26.

As seen in the released footage, reservists are placed in old premises, where they have to sleep on spring mattress, or even on the bare concrete floor.

At the same time, many Russians were even less lucky, since the military leadership left them to spend the night outside. They had to warm themselves by the fire so as not to freeze.

Meanwhile, a wave of arson attacks on military enlistment offices has swept across Russia. To date, at least 20 such cases have been recorded in several Russian regions.

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In addition, a 25-year-old reservist reportedly shot a military commissar in Irkutsk Oblast to disrupt the mobilization.

Russian dictator Vladimir Putin early on Sept. 21 declared a partial mobilization in Russia and his readiness to use nuclear weapons in the event of a “threat to the territorial integrity” of Russia.

Later Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu announced that 300,000 reservists would be called up during the partial mobilization. He estimated Russia’s mobilization resource at almost 25 million people.

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After the announcement, Russians began to buy tickets abroad en masse to avoid participation in their country’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine.

In turn, the Kremlin’s puppet in Chechnya, warlord Ramzan Kadyrov, said that he was not going to mobilize locals as the republic had already “surpassed the target.”

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