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Moscow pressures construction companies to meet covert mobilization quotas – UK Intel

Moscow pressures construction companies to meet covert mobilization quotas – UK Intel
One company was told to recruit 30 conscripts, with contracts likely being withheld unless quotas are met. The move will primarily affect ethnic minorities working on Moscow construction sites

Moscow’s municipal authorities have reportedly issued a strong warning to construction firms, hinting at contract withdrawals if they fail to meet quotas for providing “volunteers” to serve in Ukraine. One company has been given a specific target of recruiting 30 volunteers by the end of August 2023, the UK Intelligence reports.

According to British Intel, Moscow’s municipal authorities are highly likely threatening to withdraw contracts from construction firms if they fail to hit quotas for providing “volunteers” to serve in Ukraine. One company has reportedly been set a target of 30 volunteers by the end of August 2023.

The move will likely primarily affect ethnic minorities from poorer regions of Russia such as Dagestan and central Asian states, who make up the majority of Moscow’s construction workers.”

This measure is highly likely at least tacitly endorsed by Moscow mayor Sergey Sobyanin. It continues his track record of trying to minimise the impact of the conflict on better-off Muscovites, while still being seen to support the war effort, the UK Intel claims.


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