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Russia may conduct mobilization more openly after ‘re-election’ - Ukrainian intelligence

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The so-called "elections" took place in Russia

After the presidential "election," Russia may conduct conscription more openly, a representative of Ukraine’s Defense Intelligence (HUR), Andriy Yusov, said during the national telethon program on March 18.

"After this farce, also known as the election of (Russian dictator Vladimir - ed.) Putin, mobilization activities may be more open, it is true," he said.

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Conscription activities in Russia have not stopped, Yusov stated.

"Elections" in Russia were accompanied by numerous incidents at polling stations with attempts to destroy ballots, arson, and explosions.

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Asked whether these were attempts at protest or provocations by the Russian special services, Yusov noted that there are still a large number of people in Russia who are ready to resist the Kremlin regime.

"Someone can set fire to a polling booth or pour brilliant green on it, while others are ready to liberate their homeland from Putin's regime with weapons in their hands as volunteers from the Russian Volunteer Corps, the Freedom of Russia Legion, the Siberian Battalion," the HUR representative said.

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The head of Ukraine’s Defense Intelligence, Kyrylo Budanov, said earlier that conscription in Russia has not stopped since the beginning of the full-scale invasion of Ukraine and is ongoing.

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine announced on Sept. 11 that a massive forced mobilization of the population would begin in Russia and the temporarily occupied territories due to Russia's heavy losses at the front. Its numbers could range from 400,000 to 700,000 people.

Russian dictator Vladimir Putin signed a decree to conscript another 130,000 Russian citizens on Sept. 29, 2023.

Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksiy Danilov said on Nov. 20 that the Kremlin could launch a total mobilization after the presidential "elections" in March 2024.

British intelligence believes that the high level of desertion demonstrates the poor morale of the Russian army and its unwillingness to fight. This is due to the lack of training and motivation faced by Russian troops along the entire front line.

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