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Over 200,000 people mobilised to army in two weeks: Russian defence minister

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Oct 04, 2022 05:49 PM IST

Russia-Ukraine War: "As of today more than 200,000 people have entered the army," Russian defence minister said.

More than 200,000 people have been conscripted into the Russian army since President Vladimir Putin announced a mobilisation drive on September 21, Moscow's Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said Tuesday.

Russia-Ukraine War: People say goodbye to reservists drafted during the partial mobilisation as they depart for military bases, in Sevastopol, Crimea.(Reuters)
Russia-Ukraine War: People say goodbye to reservists drafted during the partial mobilisation as they depart for military bases, in Sevastopol, Crimea.(Reuters)

"As of today more than 200,000 people have entered the army," Shoigu during a meeting, according to Russian news agencies. Russia's mobilisation is aimed at propping up Moscow's forces in Ukraine.

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