Russian mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Vladimir Mineev gets a call as a reservist to be mobilized for the war in Ukraine. Photo/Instagram/Vladimir Mineev
Mineev, 32, had served as a paratrooper and was included in the category of recruits as a reserve soldier announced by President Vladimir Putin last week.
“I got a draft call, I will go to the draft hall in the next few days,” Mineev told Match TVwhich was reported by Russia TodayTuesday (27/9/2022).
“First, I will go to the 31st Guards Air Assault Brigade [di Ulyanovsk]and then I will go to the military,” he said.
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“Now people invite me to weddings, birthdays, but I have a completely different attitude,” added Mineev, who also boasts a career kickboxing extra ordinary.
Mineev lost his younger brother, Pyotr, early in the conflict when the younger brother was killed while serving in Gostomel.
“My brother died at the start of the special operation…I am the only man left out of four families,” Mineev said.
“But I will not run. I will take the call and go to the military enlistment and enlistment office, and from there, whatever the country decides,” he explained.
“I belong to the first category, I am a parachutist, I serve a term and a contract. There are a few paratroopers left, as I understand it.”