Amid Vladimir Putin’s decree to partially mobilize Russia for its ongoing war in Ukraine, videos are circulating on social media demonstrating chaos in the wake of the president’s decision.
On Wednesday, Putin proclaimed the recruitment of current military reserves and former personnel with professional backgrounds, swelling the country’s force to some 300,000 troops, according to The Associated Press.
“I reiterate, we are talking about partial mobilization, that is, only citizens who are currently in the reserve will be subject to conscription, and above all, those who served in the armed forces have a certain military specialty and relevant experience,” Putin said in a televised address.
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