Peskov called the message about plans to mobilize 1.2 million Russians false

Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov said that the message about plans to call up 1.2 million Russians as part of partial mobilization is also a lie. The day before, he called the message that 1 million people would be mobilized in total a lie.

Asked if the new data is also false, the Kremlin spokesman confirmed: “Yes. Especially". The words of Mr. Peskov referred to the publication of the Meduza publication (recognized by the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation as a foreign media agent), according to which a total of 1.2 million people liable for military service will fall under the mobilization, in Moscow - 16 thousand, in St. Petersburg - 3.2 thousand.

About the plan of 1.2 million mobilized Meduza, said "a source close to one of the federal ministries." The figure for Moscow was named by the publication "a source close to the leadership of Moscow." About St. Petersburg - "a source close to the embassy of the North-Western Federal District."

Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu on the day the partial mobilization was announced - September 21 - said that it was planned to call on 300,000 reservists. The next day, the Ministry of Defense explained that military personnel with combined arms specialties were needed: shooters, artillerymen, tankers, mechanics, mechanic drivers.

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