Russia’s partial mobilisation will see 300,000 drafted: Defence minister

LONDON: Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Wednesday (Sep 21) that President Vladimir Putin’s decree on partial mobilisation would see 300,000 additional personnel called up to serve in Russia’s military campaign in Ukraine.

In an interview with Russian state television, Shoigu said that students and those who served as conscripts would not be called up, and that the majority of Russia’s millions-strong reserves would not be drafted.