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Russia says 300,000 reservists to be mobilised

'Only a fraction of troops available'

21 September, 10:43
(ANSA-AFP) - MOSCOW, SEP 21 - Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said Wednesday that Russia would mobilise 300,000 reservists, after President Vladimir Putin announced a partial military mobilisation over the conflict in Ukraine. "Three hundred thousand reservists will be called up," Shoigu said on state television, noting that this is only a fraction of Russia's troops available to be called up. (ANSA-AFP).

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