Russia prepares mobilization after Putin's re-election - expert Stupak
Military expert Ivan Stupak says that the Russian authorities intend to mobilize after Vladimir Putin becomes president again in March 2024
He said this on Espreso.
"By the time of mobilization, even the Russians themselves admit that they will be abandoned after March, as soon as Putin is elected, and mobilization will begin immediately. We understand that the Russians have to somehow manage to get to this point on one leg in order to recruit people to the front and avoid general mobilization. Some people are being pressured, some are being pressured in prisons, in colonies. There have been reports that they are recruiting in pre-trial detention centers because it is easier there, people do not have sentences, and there is no need for amnesty or pardon," the expert explained.
Stupak emphasized that the enemy also attracts debtors and bankrupts so that they can give money.
"That is, they need to hold out until March, as they believe, until mobilization, then until the end of 2024. They think that their candidate will win the US election," summarized the 2004-2015 SBU officer.
- Dmytro Zabavin, a deputy of the Mariupol City Council, said that the Russians plan to strengthen the direction of mobilization work among the local population of the temporarily occupied territories.
- Also, the head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, Refat Chubarov, said that local residents expect mass mobilization after the presidential elections in 2024, and therefore are already leaving the peninsula.
- In the temporarily occupied territories, Russians are opening pseudo-patriotic centers to mobilize minors.