Russia seeks military kits from Turkey because of the mobilization

KYIV ($1=36.91 Ukrainian Hryvnias) — Russia tried [still trying] to purchase military military kits from Turkey. This is what the Minister of Defense of Ukraine, Oleksiy Reznikov, says in an interview. According to him, Moscow is using a third party to buy the Turkish equipment. After that, the third party was supposed to hand over all the purchased equipment to Russia.

Russian special forces are torturing Zaporizhzhia NPP employees
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It is about 200,000 body armor kits & 500,000 sets of winter gear. Reznikov says that this action by Moscow shows how unprepared the Russian military is. According to him, Russia’s mobilization is failing.

BulgarianMilitary.com recalls that on October 4, according to Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, more than 200,000 people have already been mobilized. This figure matches the body armor kits demanded by Russia. This confirms at least Shoigu’s words about the number of people who have been mobilized.

Reznikov also says that information about Russian attempts to acquire this military equipment was received from Turkish partners. Turkey refused, concluded the Ukrainian Defense Minister.

September 21

On September 21, President Vladimir Putin announced a partial mobilization in Russia. Only citizens who are in the reserve are subject to conscription – first of all, those who served in the ranks of the Armed Forces, have certain military specialties and relevant experience.

According to Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, a total of 300 thousand reservists will be called up, which is just over 1% of the total mobilization resource of our country. Conscripts will not be sent to hot spots. The mobilized will undergo training and retraining, and only after that, they will begin to perform tasks.

2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine

On 21 February 2022, the Russian government claimed that Ukrainian shelling had destroyed an FSB border facility on the Russia Ukraine border. Moscow also claimed that it had killed 5 Ukrainian soldiers who tried to cross into Russian territory. Ukraine denied being involved in both incidents and called them a false flag.

Shoigu ordered escalation in Ukraine, sent 220mm BM-27 Uragan MRL
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On the same day, the Russian government formally recognized the self-proclaimed DPR and LPR as independent states. According to Putin not only in their de-facto controlled areas, but the Ukrainian Oblasts as a whole. Putin ordered Russian troops, including tanks, to enter the regions.

On 24 February 2022, Putin ordered an invasion of Ukraine by Russian Armed Forces previously concentrated along the border. The invasion followed by targeted airstrikes of military buildings in the country. The invasion followed also by targeted tanks entering via Belarus border.

Russia has so far not recognized the invasion of Ukraine as a “war”, although that is exactly what it is, claiming that it is a “special military operation”. According to the UN, in which Russia has its permanent representation, for military action to be defined as a “special military operation”, it must have a resolution issued by the UN. There is no such resolution, which automatically defines the military actions of the Russians as an invasion and war against the citizens of Ukraine.

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