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Putin faces threat of revolt after reservists killed in large numbers

Many Russian troops are being compelled to serve in Ukraine with “serious” health problems, while those forced to build trenches under fire are likely to have suffered “particularly heavy casualties”, British defence experts believe.  A number of “common themes” are emerging in the experience of Moscow’s mobilised reservists, according to the UK Ministry of Defence […]

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Ukraine’s Zelenskyy calls on Europe to stay united; Russian reservists have suffered heavy casualties, UK says

Ukrainian soldiers are seen in a tank as the U.K. defense ministry says Russian reservists have likely suffered heavy casualties. Anadolu Agency | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Friday called on Europe to stay united in the face of Russia’s ongoing war, calling it “mission number one” for the region this […]

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Putin’s reservists being killed ‘in large numbers’, UK claims – live

Smoke fills street in aftermath of Russian rocket attack on residential area of Kyiv For free real time breaking news alerts sent straight to your inbox sign up to our breaking news emails Sign up to our free breaking news emails Russian reservists are being killed “in large numbers” in frontal assualts in Donetsk Oblast, […]

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Ombudsman slams military’s treatment of injured reservists, rangers | CBC News

Canadian Armed Forces ombudsman Gregory Lick is criticizing the military’s treatment of ill and injured reservists and Canadian Rangers, saying the organization is failing to address long-standing gaps for Canada’s part-time soldiers. The gaps were first identified by the ombudsman’s office during four separate investigations between 2015 and 2017, at which time the military promised […]

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Putin: Call-up of Russian reservists to finish in 2 weeks

KYIV, UKRAINE — Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday he expects a mobilization of army reservists he ordered last month to bolster his country’s troops in Ukraine to be completed in two weeks. Putin told reporters after attending a summit in Kazakhstan that 222,000 of the 300,000 reservists the Russian Defense Ministry said would get […]

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Russia officer beaten in barracks after calling reservists ‘fodder’

A Russian lieutenant colonel has had his face “smashed” and bones broken by conscripts after telling them they were “cannon fodder”. In footage released online, the top officer can be seen being punched in the head before several others attack him, before he manages to flee. The incident occured at the Rubin Palace of Sports […]

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Putin could draft over 40million reservists as ‘panic’ grips Russia

“I didn’t serve in the army, but in Russia that is not a necessary precondition to be part of the reserve.” Data provided by the website statista.com show that the number of men aged between 15 and 59 in Russia as of January 1st 2022 totals 42.19million. The Defence Minister assured the nation that the state would […]

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Flight prices out of Russia surge as Putin calls up reservists for Ukraine war

Putin announced in his speech that 300,000 military reservists would be required to serve in the “special military operation,” raising fears that men of fighting age may not be allowed to leave Russia. Sergey Bobylev | Sputnik | via Reuters The cost of flights departing from Moscow skyrocketed as Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a […]

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Russia fails to pay military reservists, civilian laborers brought into Ukraine

Communal workers clear the debris after a rocket strike near a college in Kharkiv, Ukraine, on Saturday amid Russia’s military invasion. Kharkiv and surrounding areas have been the target of heavy shelling since February. Photo by Vasiliy Zhlobsky/EPA-EFE Aug. 14 (UPI) — Russia is reportedly failing to pay military reservists and volunteer units fighting in […]