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Russia plans to mobilize half a million soldiers this January – Ukraine’s Intelligence

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Mobilized Russian troops, Illustrative photo, TASS

Russia is going to mobilize another 500,000 conscripts this January in addition to 300,000 troops that were called up to the Russian army in October 2022, Ukraine’s deputy military intelligence chief Vadym Skibitskyy told the Guardian.

The new mobilization campaign in Russia would set conditions for Russian offensives in Ukraine in the spring and summer of 2023, according to Skibitskyy.

Russian officials have denied that Russia’s Defense Ministry plans to prepare a second wave of mobilization, with Putin publicly claiming last December that new mobilization was “pointless” to talk about as only half of the Russian soldiers already mobilized last autumn had been sent to the frontlines in Ukraine.

Russia to launch new wave of mobilization in January 2023 – Ukraine’s spy chief

The new wave of mobilization in Russia, in case it begins, is going to be another indication that Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has no intention of ending the war against Ukraine, according to the Guardian.


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