Today I have this short piece by reporter Dmitry Zubarev. As we have heard, Russia is doing a “partial mobilization” of her army, which will be needed to (a) finish the job, and (b) defend her new borders against NATO incursion.
In the Russian Republic of Yakutia (way out there in the Far East, near the Arctic Ocean), there dwells a man who goes by the name of Alexander Avdonin. His title is Military Commissar. And this is what he had to say: “All citizens of the Russian Federation, who are called up for mobilization, will serve under the same terms as contract soldiers. They will receive the same compensation [as contract soldiers], namely starting at 205,000 rubles per month, or greater, depending on their duties and rank.”
The mobilization will begin by calling up, first, young men who already served not longer than 3 years ago and who are, thus, familiar with the ways of military life.
Avdonin: “This call-up applies to all citizens who are able to serve and who do not have a legitimate reason to postpone their service. The call-up and collection of citizens will take place in Yakutia. Later we will dispatch the lads to their military units. Everything is proceeding according to plan.”
Avdonin adds that the draftees will be told, in their tickets, where they should gather. “Be sure to have with you, your passport, your draft notice, and your debit card so that your salary can be transferred to your bank account.”
Meanwhile, WAY back over on the other side of Russia, namely Crimea, Head of the Republic Sergei Aksyonov is also busy mobilizing his people. Earlier he had hinted that the regions might be paying even more as supplemental salaries to their mobilized soldiers. But then also warned that the regions should not get into competition with each other, as to whose soldiers receive a better pay.
Russia Has No Friends
Meanwhile, in this piece, also by the trusty Dmitry Zubarev, we learn that very shortly (“this autumn”) Russia will be conducting joint naval exercises, in the Indian Ocean, with its new bestie, The Islamic Republic of Iran! A tiny country called China will also be participating. This was announced by Head of General Staff of the Armed Forces of Iran, a very nice man named Mohammad Bagheri. He announced this at a press conference in the middle of a parade:
“These exercises will take place with the participation of the armed forces of Iran, Russia, and China, in the northern section of the aquatorium of the Indian Ocean, in the fall of this year. Pakistan, Oman and a series of other countries will most likely also take part in the activities.”