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A giant pro-military mural in Moscow on September 22, 2022.Getty Images
  • Putin said that some Russians would have to fight.

  • Those with prior military training should only be affected by the decree.

  • According to reports, this is being ignored in order to reinforce the Russian war effort.

According to multiple reports, Russia is in a rush to increase its army in Ukraine.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that he would call up 300,000 people from Russia's military reserve.

Russian officials said that students and conscripts wouldn't be drafted and that the new decree would only affect people with previous experience.

Evidence shows that these standards are being ignored.

Two men showed up at the house of a PhD student in Russia to draft him despite his status as a lecturer.

Sergei said he was confused by the call up because he had no military experience.

A 63-year-old man from the Volgograd region was drafted as part of the war effort. The outlet isn't related to Insider.

According to The Insider, the man has second degree diabetes and a brain condition. He served in the army before retiring.

He was told by doctors that he was fit to go to the front on Thursday.

Insider couldn't verify the accounts.

"People say a lot of men are being taken away, regardless of the criteria"

According to experts, a clause in Putin's decree means that it is possible to ignore the norm at any time.

A man from a mountainous region in eastern Siberia told The Insider that recruitment officers were going through the villages.

A lot of people say a lot of men are being taken away. The man told The Insider that there were 400 people in the village.

A recruitment drive in Russia was shown in a video. A recruiting officer tells a room full of men that they will be sent to fight after only two weeks of training.

A 17-year-old boy was conscripted after being arrested at an anti-war protest in Moscow, according to a document shared by a reporter for the British Broadcasting Corporation. The minimum age to join the army in Russia is 18.

Men between the ages of 18 and 27 are required to serve in the military.

The US Secretary of State said that President Putin's call to partially mobilize Russian citizens was indicative of the Kremlin's struggles on the battlefield.

President Putin is not operating from a position of strength.

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