Russia is preparing to announce an open mobilization in the near future - Budanov

Kostiantyn Golubtsov

Kostiantyn Golubtsov

Updated: May 03 2022 at 09:48 am

The leadership of the Russian Federation is preparing to announce an open mobilization in the near future.

This was announced in an interview with NV by the head of the GUR of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, Major General Kyrylo Budanov.

"Russia has already switched to covert mobilization and is preparing to announce open mobilization in the near future," he said.

Such intentions can be evidenced, in particular, by the fact that Rosreserv has begun to reconcile the available reserves to meet military needs, said the head of the GUR MoD of Ukraine.

At the same time, the major general suggested that the plausible propaganda justification for this step would be the thesis that Russia is allegedly at war not with Ukraine, but with the entire Anglo-Saxon world.

"I'm quite curious: how will they explain this to their own people? Why does Russia, with its, as they say, the first or second army in the world, need mobilization, when, according to their official reports, everything is going according to plan and Ukraine as a military machine is nothing? I can make certain assumptions based on certain facts that the mobilization will be carried out under the prism of the fact that Russia is not at war with Ukraine, but with the Anglo-Saxon world. It is in this paradigm that this will be explained to Russian society, "said the head of Ukrainian military intelligence.

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