Last updated on November 1st, 2022 at 08:26 am
Russia said on Friday that it was done calling up reservists to fight in Ukraine. It had called up hundreds of thousands in a month and sent more than a quarter of them to the battlefield after a controversial mobilization campaign, its first since World War II.
“There will be no additional mobilization attempts,” Shoigu said, adding that 82,000 personnel had already been deployed to Ukraine and more than 210,000 were in training.
It was said that if the army needed more people in the future, they would get them from volunteers or people who were hired to work in the army.
Putin replied by telling his defense chief to thank everyone who had joined the military effort “to save Russia, and with it your home, your family, our citizens and people.”
In the meantime, the US gave Ukraine another $275 million in military aid, including weapons, ammunition, and equipment from the Pentagon’s stock. This brings the total amount of US military aid to Ukraine during the Biden administration to more than $18.5 billion. first time since World War II
Antony Blinken, the US Secretary of State, said that Washington is trying to give Ukraine the air defenses it needs. Two of the most advanced anti-aircraft weapons, called NASAMS, will be sent to Ukraine next month.