Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday (29/9) ordered the repatriation of Russian men who were mistakenly deployed to the battlefield in the partial mobilization of reserve military forces.
During a Security Council meeting, Putin admitted that several Russian men were mistakenly summoned after he ordered partial mobilization last week.
“Those recruited without a proper reason must be sent home,” he said.
Putin gave the example of highly qualified doctors and specialists who received summons to join motorized rifle units.
“There are cases, for example, when doctors, highly qualified specialists from other professions with years of experience are deployed as motorized riflemen, instead of serving the posts where they are most needed and doing what they are ready to do, for example. work in hospital. Why? There were also volunteers who came to the commissariat on their own without a summons, a lot of them were sent home, as if they had the necessary military expertise,” he explained. [rd/jm]