Law to mobilize Russian citizens with criminal records signed by Putin
Vladimir Putin, President of Russia signed a law to mobilize citizens with criminal records of murder, robbery, drug trafficking, and other serious crimes under the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation for military service, according to the reports on Saturday.
However, people who committed sex offences against minors, participated in the killing of a public figure, engaged in terrorism, or participated in extremist activity are excluded from the requirement to perform community service. The Russian Ministry of Defence ceased all partial mobilisation procedures earlier this week, according to Putin, who claimed on Friday that the Kremlin has already mobilised an additional 18,000 soldiers for its war in Ukraine.
Only after Putin writes a formal decree will his partial mobilisation order be lifted.
On September 21, Russian President Vladimir Putin issued an order to partially mobilise the military in Moscow as part of an apparent escalation of the country’s invasion of Ukraine that started in February of this year.
As the missile attacks continue to target important Ukrainian cities, the Russia-Ukraine war is already in its ninth month. An attack by “Kamikaze” drones reportedly rocked Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine, early on Monday. This is the latest escalation, according to a Ukrainian official.
After a truck recently exploded on the Crimea road bridge, setting seven fuel tanks of a train travelling to the Crimean Peninsula on fire, the conflict between Russia and Ukraine has further intensified. The explosion, which also caused two of the road bridge’s spans to partially collapse, claimed the lives of three persons.
Four years after Moscow occupied Crimea, President Vladimir Putin officially opened the Crimean Bridge in 2018. It was built to connect the peninsula to Russia’s transportation system.
The 19-kilometer bridge, which spans the Kerch Strait and links Crimea with Russia’s mainland, is made up of portions for cars and trains. In 2020, it was completely functional.