Men leaving Crimea in anticipation of mass mobilization after Russian presidential 'election' - Chubarov
The Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Refat Chubarov said that local residents expect mass mobilisation after the presidential elections in 2024, and therefore are already leaving the peninsula
He told about it in the evening program on Espreso.
"Now the occupying Russian forces are trying to make up for the shortfall, they are attracting soldiers with money," Chubarov said.
According to him, the occupation administrations of Crimea are obliged by the pseudo-government to pay additional amounts to each contract soldier: "This way they are avoiding mass mobilization for now."
At the same time, according to the head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, local residents are expecting the Russian presidential election in March 2024.
"For some reason, everyone is convinced, and experts say so too, that mass mobilization will take place throughout Russia, and primarily in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine. This is a very strong belief of people, and therefore it affects the fact that people are leaving Crimea again," Chubarov concluded.
- In addition, Dmytro Zabavin, a deputy of the Mariupol City Council, said that Russian forces plan to intensify mobilization efforts among the local population of the temporarily occupied territories.