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500,000 Russians ready for war against Ukraine by year's end - Putin

500,000 Russians ready for war against Ukraine by year's end - Putin Russian dictator Vladimir Putin (Getty Images)
Author: Liliana Oleniak

By the end of this year, half a million volunteers will be involved in the war against Ukraine. At the same time, Russia allegedly has no plans for a second wave of mobilization, according to the Russian dictator Vladimir Putin

Thus, he said that as a result of a large-scale campaign, almost half a million volunteers were recruited and 486,000 people have signed a contract with the Defense Ministry.

"We have undergone partial mobilization - we have drafted 300 thousand people. The guys are fighting well. After that, we launched a broad campaign to recruit people to sign contracts. We planned to recruit 412,000 people by the end of the year. As of yesterday evening, 486,000 people have been recruited, and the flow of our men who are ready to defend their homeland with arms in hand does not stop," Putin says.

Also, when asked whether there would be a second wave of mobilization in Russia, the dictator said that there was "no need for it."

"Why do we need mobilization?" the dictator adds.

Mobilization in Russia

In September 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a partial mobilization due to losses in the war against Ukraine.

It should be noted that according to the Defense Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense, which was cited in the middle of this year, up to 400,000 Russian military personnel, including private military companies and the National Guard, are fighting in Ukraine.

At the same time, the UK recently predicted that Russian dictator Vladimir Putin plans to draft another 170,000 Russians to fight against Ukraine.