Russia's military aggression against Ukraine continues.
Fighting between Russian and Ukrainian forces continues across Ukraine, forcing thousands of civilians to flee the country.
We will keep you updated on developments in the situation in Ukraine on the 5th (Japan time), including the battle situation and the diplomacy of the countries concerned.
(There is a time difference of 6 hours between Japan and Ukraine and Moscow, Russia)
Confusion over mobilization of Russian reserves "About half do not meet military service standards"
The governor of the Khabarovsk region of Russia's Far East, Deccharyov, has announced that he has dismissed the local person in charge of convening the mobilization of the reserve forces under the Russian Putin administration, saying that there were many mistakes.
"Of the thousands of people who were called up in the last 10 days, about half were sent home because they did not meet the criteria for military service," Dekcharyov said at a conference on Wednesday. A man who is in need is more needed at home than going to the front lines.We must stop excessive mobilization.
The Putin administration puts the responsibility of convening on the top of the local government, but it became clear that even those who were not eligible, such as the elderly and those with chronic diseases, were mobilized one after another, and President Putin was the mayor of Moscow, the capital. On the 28th of last month, Mr. Sobyanin, one of his aides, was forced to withdraw the convocation of some people, causing confusion.
Russian Defense Minister “More than 200,000 people have been called up for military units”
Russia's Defense Minister Shoigu has announced that more than 200,000 people have so far been called up to join the army's ranks following Putin's partial mobilization of reserves.
At a meeting of defense ministry officials on the 4th, Defense Minister Shoigu said, "In order to adapt the recruits to the environment of the battle area as soon as possible," the recruited soldiers will be trained under officers before invading Ukraine. has expressed the idea of adding it to the army's contingent.
Regarding the mobilization, when President Putin announced the mobilization of reserves on the 21st of last month, Defense Minister Shoigu explained that the scale of the mobilization would be 300,000 people, but independent media said that 1 million people could be mobilized. It is reported that the provision to do so is included in the executive order in private.
In Russia, protests against the mobilization took place in various places, and a large number of people fled to neighboring countries for fear of being convened, causing resentment and confusion. It has become a situation to admit that there was an error in the process of mobilization.