War Ukraine - Russia Russia calls up for the first time in the annexed Ukrainian regions

Russia announced this Friday the second call-up of 2023, which will include for the first time the Ukrainian regions of Kherson, Zaporizhzhia, Donetsk and Lugansk, annexed a year ago, while Ukraine moves towards the creation of weapons factories on its territory with support western

War Ukraine - Russia Russia calls up for the first time in the annexed Ukrainian regions

Russia announced this Friday the second call-up of 2023, which will include for the first time the Ukrainian regions of Kherson, Zaporizhzhia, Donetsk and Lugansk, annexed a year ago, while Ukraine moves towards the creation of weapons factories on its territory with support western.

Rear Admiral Vladimir Tsimlyansky, the head of Organization and Mobilization of the Russian General Staff, reported this Friday that the new call-up in 2023 will begin on October 1 and will cover all regions of the country, "including the new ones," alluding to to the annexed regions.

Russian President Vladimir Putin today signed the decree that affects 130,000 Russians between 18 and 27 years old.

Tsimlianski tried to allay fears that the recruits could be sent to the battlefield, saying they will not serve "in the new regions."

In addition, he tried to dispel any concerns regarding a new mobilization in Russia, such as the one decreed in September of last year, by pointing out that the number of those interested in signing contracts with the Armed Forces and volunteers, "is sufficient to fulfill the tasks entrusted" in Ukraine.

The announcement was made on the eve of the anniversary of the annexation of these four Ukrainian regions, which are not under the total control of Russian forces and are currently the scene of bloody battles.

Ukraine reacted immediately: Petro Andriyushchenko, advisor to the mayor of Mariupol, occupied by the Russian Army, alerted residents of these regions that, "despite Putin's lies, it is a proven fact that conscripts are also sent to the front." .

Meanwhile, Ukraine opted this Friday at the first International Defense Industry Forum held in Kiev to promote the co-production of weapons in its territory with its Western allies to continue covering its military needs. This event brought together more than 160 companies from 26 countries.

The head of the Atlantic Alliance himself stated today during his speech by teleconference at the event that "only with courage are drones not stopped, only with heroism are missiles not intercepted."

"Ukraine needs capabilities. Of great quality. In great quantity. And quickly," he claimed, noting that many NATO countries have seen their arsenals reduced in their efforts to help Kiev.

This same Friday, the Defense Ministers of Ukraine and France, Rustem Umérov and Sébastien Lecornu, agreed in the Ukrainian capital to move towards the joint production of weapons, hours after the German company Rheinmetall announced the creation of a joint company in Kiev to maintenance and repair of military equipment.