Russia intensifies draft among Ukrainians — Melitopol Mayor Fedorov
Russia is attempting to draft Ukrainian locals in the temporarily occupied territories of Zaporizhzhia and Kherson regions and is registering them for military service
The mayor of Melitopol, Ivan Fedorov, shared the information on Espreso TV.
"2 days ago, all doctors under temporary occupation were ordered to bring their military IDs to work to be registered for military service. This is the first step, and the next step will be forced mobilization," said Fedorov.
According to him, Russia’s representatives are now trying to circumvent forced mobilization in several ways. One of their strategies involves trying to bribe people to cooperate.
"They offered to sign contracts with a salary of 200,000 rubles and 180,000 rubles for signing this contract, but no one signed. Now the Russians are trying to create so-called "security firms" that will supposedly protect law and order in the rear occupied cities. If something happens while a security company is on duty in the rear cities, the family will receive a payment of 5 million rubles or 3 million rubles for an injury," said Fedorov.
If such "rules" are dictated, they will guard the front line of the trenches in the Zaporizhzhia direction, added the mayor of Melitopol.
The "mobilization" on the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine
The Ukrainian General Staff informs that due to catastrophic losses in the Russian army, massive forced mobilization of the population will begin in the near future in remote regions of the Russian Federation and in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine. Between 400,000 and 700,000 people are planned to be drafted into the armed forces.
Russia continues to conduct hidden mobilization. This year, 90 to 100 thousand Russians have already been drafted to replenish losses and create new units. However, there may not be a large-scale mobilization.
The American Institute for the Study of War believes that the Kremlin's inner circle is actively discussing the need for and preparations for the second wave of reserve mobilization ahead of the fall conscription. Russian officials want to mobilize between 170,000 and 175,000 reservists, as well as to postpone the date of the autumn draft from October 1 to November 1.
A representative of the Defence Intelligence of Ukraine, Andriy Yusov, called for avoiding mobilization in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine on Espreso TV. If there is an opportunity to purchase a medical certificate or avoid obtaining a passport, it is recommended to do so.
On September 25, the mayor of Melitopol, Ivan Fedorov, said on the United News telethon that the invaders had begun mobilizing and forcing Ukrainians to sign contracts with the Russian army in the temporarily occupied territories of the Zaporizhzhia region.