The citizens recruited as part of the mobilization after combat coordination will be sent along with volunteers to the occupied regions of Ukraine, the annexation of which the Kremlin plans to officially announce on September 30. There, as writes Interfax, citing the Ministry of Defense, they will carry out tasks “to control and defend the liberated territories.” They are also used as part of the reserve and reinforcement units.
Combat coordination takes place at training grounds as part of platoons and companies “in close proximity to the areas of combat missions.” Within its framework, recruits are taught to handle weapons, control tanks, infantry fighting vehicles, armored personnel carriers, artillery systems and air defense systems.
The regions where the mobilized are sent remain the target of the counteroffensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. How writes RBC-Ukraine, citing the Center for Strategic Communications and Information Security, over the past week, the successful actions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine did not stop in the Kharkiv region, but also moved to the Lugansk region.
The Armed Forces of Ukraine are reporting on successful offensive operations east of the Oskol River and are surrounding a group of Russians in Liman in the Donbass. Also in Kyiv, they say that in the Kherson direction, crossings across the Dnieper are under fire control.
“As for the front, I will say briefly and so far without details, although they will be good: we are moving forward,” President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said the day before.
Earlier, the pro-Russian administrations of the occupied territories of Ukraine reported almost unanimous support for joining Russia. The approval rate in the DPR and LPR was 99%, in Zaporozhye and the Kherson region – 93% and 87%, respectively.
The plebiscite refused to recognize the European Union, the UN, it was condemned by governments Authorities in the UK, Germany, Italy, France, USA, Canada and Japan. The voting results were also not recognized by Turkey, Serbia and Kazakhstan. Minsk will be determined “after studying the situation.”
The Kremlin promised to continue the war in Ukraine even after the announcement of the annexation. “At least that I can tell you with absolute accuracy. You know that not all of the territory of the Donetsk People’s Republic has been liberated. We are talking about the territory that is within the boundaries of 2014. Therefore, at a minimum, it will be necessary to liberate the entire territory of the Donetsk People’s Republic,” declared Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov.