Russia claims that 10,000 volunteers fought in Ukraine in 24 hours

The Russian military said on Thursday that at least 10,000 people had volunteered. fight in Ukraineabout 24 hours after the president Vladimir Putin ordered the mobilization of reservists.

“During the first day of partial mobilization, about 10,000 citizens came to the military commissariat of their own accord, without waiting for a summons.” Uladzimir TsimlyanskyA representative of the military department informed the Russian agency “Interfax” about this.

He added that the military has set up a call center to answer questions from individuals and organizations about mobilization.

Amateur footage posted on social media after Putin made the announcement appeared to show hundreds of Russian citizens across the country responding to military calls.

In the Siberian city of Yakutia, video footage showed men with their faces covered hugging family members – some in tears – before boarding a bus.

Popular Telegram channel Puree distributed footage showing long lines of people waiting to board a plane in eastern Khabarovsk Krai as part of a mobilization action.

The video, allegedly shot in the southern republic of Chechnya, shows dozens of young men at the local military headquarters surrounded by police.

The footage cannot be independently verified AFP.

The Ministry of Defense did not release the official video from the military offices or report the number of people served with summonses.

Putin on Wednesday announced “partial mobilizationยป reservists and the Minister of Defense Sergei Shaigu said 300,000 people would eventually come into service.

More than 1,300 people were arrested across Russia on Wednesday during impromptu demonstrations against the mobilization. Russia claims that 10,000 volunteers fought in Ukraine in 24 hours

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