The military commissar of Yakutia, Alexander Avdonin, announced the need to send 15 residents from each district of the republic to the war in Ukraine every week until the end of the year. He spoke about this at a closed meeting of the regional government in September, the recording was published by the “Free Yakutia” foundation.
According to him, according to data for September, the number of volunteers in Yakutia was the smallest among the regions of the Far Eastern Federal District. The plan for volunteers has been completed by a third, the military commissar of Yakutia said. So, in Alansky ulus, according to the task, 176 volunteers should be recruited by the end of the year, but so far only 36 have been found. There is also a big shortage of volunteers in Yakutsk.
Avdonin insisted on stricter measures on recruitment for the war, reminding of the possible consequences from the Ministry of Defense and the Deputy Chairman of the Security Council of Russia, Dmitry Medvedev, who is monitoring the process.
“We will work, we will hump, we will send people. Because nothing is over. They seem to say that the counteroffensives have all stopped, it seems that it has become easier at the front, but it’s not getting any easier. Guys are dying in the trenches every day,” Avdonin said.
Last week, Russian President Vladimir Putin, at a meeting of Russian bloggers and media workers writing about the war in Ukraine, said that volunteers and contractors participating in hostilities on the territory of Ukraine will not return home until their end – regardless of what period they concluded contracts with the Ministry of Defense or when they were mobilized.
- Yakutia includes 36 municipal entities: 34 municipal districts and two city districts.