State Duma speaker Volodin: Russian authorities will not announce mobilization No mobilization is planned in Russia in May, Vyacheslav Volodin said. Earlier, the plans of the Russian authorities to announce the mobilization on May 9 were reported by CNN sources. The Kremlin called these data nonsense
Mobilization is not planned in Russia, said in an interview with the Komsomolskaya Pravda radio station. Speaker of the State Duma Vyacheslav Volodin.
“No, no, no, I'll tell you both on the air and without the air,” & mdash; he answered the relevant question (TASS quote).
The fact that Russia may announce a general mobilization, CNN sources reported. According to them, on May 9, President Vladimir Putin may officially declare war on Ukraine, which will allow “the full mobilization of Russia's reserves.” Among other options, the Russian authorities are considering announcing the annexation of the Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics to Russia or an offensive on Odessa, or “declaring full control over Mariupol,” the channel's interlocutors added.
The Kremlin called reports of Russia's plans to announce mobilization untrue. Press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov said that this information is not true and there is “no” the likelihood that Moscow will declare war on May 9. “That's nonsense,” — he added.
Deputy head of the State Duma Committee on Defense Yuri Shvytkin said that there are no grounds for reports of an allegedly planned general mobilization in Russia “neither now nor in the future.” “These rumors appear with reference to foreign sources in order to sow some confusion, panic among the population,” — he said.
Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the start of a special military operation in Ukraine in the early morning of February 24. Ukraine then introduced martial law and announced general mobilization.
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