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  1. So, reduce the mobilization and they are just fine with the “old” war. This is not a cause for hope.

  2. Mistakes will be corrected on the battlefield. Way too late for regional bureaucracy to deal with on an individual basis.
    Slava Ukraini 🙏🇺🇦

  3. “Amid increasing public anger about Russia’s mobilization drive, **two of the country’s most senior lawmakers ordered regional officials to solve the “excesses” that have stoked protests and seen flocks of military-age men attempt to flee.**

    Valentina Matviyenko and Vyacheslav Volodin both took to the Telegram messaging app to address what they said were the **many complaints from the public about the mistakes that the Kremlin made when recruiting civilians into the military.**

    “**Appeals are coming in**,” Volodin, speaker of the Duma, Russia’s lower chamber of Parliament, said in a post Sunday. “**Each case should be dealt with separately. If a mistake is made, it must be corrected**,” he said.

    “**All levels of government must understand their responsibility**,” he added.Last week’s order by President Vladimir Putin — **the first forced mobilization of reservists in Russia since World War II** — came after Ukraine’s successful counteroffensive broke through Russian lines outside Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second most populous city.

    **Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said shortly after Putin’s order that the country aimed to add about 300,000 troops, although the presidential decree keeps the door open for a broader call-up.**

    **The order triggered protests across the country**, and the independent OVD-Info protest monitoring group said Saturday that it was aware of **detentions in 32 different cities, from St Petersburg to Siberia. It said hundreds of people had been detained by police across Russia for protesting against the mobilization and the war.**

    Within hours of the order being issued, flights sold out and there were long jam-ups at several of the country’s borders as people attempt to leave.

    There have also been multiple reports that **people with no military service have been issued with draft papers**, despite Shoigu guaranteeing that only those with special military skills or combat experience would be called up.

    Videos posted to social media have also shown **arguments between military recruiters and reservists, as well as members of the public, prompting even some ultra-loyal pro-Kremlin figures to publicly express concern.**

    Volodin’s post came hours after **Matviyenko, the chairwoman of Russia’s upper house**, the Federation Council, **said she was aware of reports of men who should be ineligible for the draft being called up.**

    “**Such excesses are absolutely unacceptable**. And, **I consider it absolutely right that they are triggering a sharp reaction in society**,” she said in a post on Telegram.

    In a direct message to Russia’s regional governors — who she said had “full responsibility” for implementing the call-up, she wrote: “**Ensure the implementation of partial mobilization is carried out in full and absolute compliance with the outlined criteria.”**

    …if these members of Russia’s Federation Council had kept an eye on Putin and had the guts to doubt his choices, then maybe their country would not be in such a desperate chaotic mess…

  4. Then rise up, you spineless toads.

  5. Could there be cracks starting to form in the wall?

  6. Ah the windows shall see much use this season.

  7. We’re talking about saving Putin’s huge EGO here. It should be a Full Mobilization. Find these politicians a 7th story window so they can see the reality of the situation. /s

  8. Any excesses will be quickly corrected by Ukraine on the frontline.

  9. This is the best tl;dr I could make, [original](https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/russia-ukraine-war-vladimir-putin-mobilization-lawmakers-concern-duma-rcna49309) reduced by 85%. (I’m a bot)
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    > Amid increasing public anger about Russia's mobilization drive, two of the country's most senior lawmakers ordered regional officials to solve the "Excesses" that have stoked protests and seen flocks of military-age men attempt to flee.

    > Last week's order by President Vladimir Putin – the first mobilization of reservists in Russia since World War II – came after Ukraine's successful counteroffensive broke through Russian lines outside Kharkiv, Ukraine's second most populous city.

    > The editor in chief of Russia's state-run RT news channel, Margarita Simonyan, also expressed frustration over how the mobilization was being carried out on Saturday.

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  10. putin’s got 14 notches on his window sill this round. If you don’t want to be the next, put russia out of its misery.

  11. “And out of the window you go, senior russian lawmaker!”

  12. Uh oh!!

    Hey, can you check that window over there?

  13. They don’t like having to expend political capital protecting their family and their friends from being press ganged.

  14. Covering their asses as they realize they need people’s votes

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