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Thu Sep 29, 2022, 04:31 PM

Putin concedes that some men were wrongly drafted

Source: New York Times

President Vladimir V. Putin acknowledged “mistakes” on Thursday in how the Russian government has been carrying out his draft, a sign of the Kremlin’s scramble to keep public discontent in check over Mr. Putin’s effort to escalate the war in Ukraine.

In televised remarks to top security officials, Mr. Putin said that the draft had raised “many questions,” and that “all mistakes must be corrected and prevented from happening in the future.” He described cases of people entitled to deferments being wrongly drafted, such as fathers of three or more children, men with chronic diseases or those above military age.

“If a mistake is made, I repeat, it must be corrected,” he said in a videoconference with his Security Council. “Those who were called up without proper reason should be returned home.”

Mr. Putin’s remarks, which were shown on state television Thursday evening, came after anger with the draft spilled over into street protests across Russia, including in an impoverished region of Siberia on Thursday.



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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Sep 29, 2022, 04:37 PM

1. The Russian Army is defeated.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Sep 29, 2022, 05:07 PM

2. "Those who were called up without proper reason should be returned home."

And if reports that some of those called up are already on the front lines, "... returned home ... In body bags, if need be. But we'll pay the shipping."

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Sep 29, 2022, 05:25 PM

3. "Joost rissiv call from best friend Boris. Is billionaire. Sez hiss son drafted. I feex.

So, da, some drafts is wrongg."

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Sep 30, 2022, 10:53 AM

4. The draft will likely come back in the US if the Reps are in charge.

Are you willing to fight for these bozos? If no, then are you a patriot or not?

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Response to twodogsbarking (Reply #4)

Fri Sep 30, 2022, 03:56 PM

5. And which Republican's have been calling for the draft exactly?

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Response to EX500rider (Reply #5)

Fri Sep 30, 2022, 08:24 PM

6. Not now. When the war starts.

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Response to twodogsbarking (Reply #6)

Fri Sep 30, 2022, 09:20 PM

7. We just had 2 wars and I didn't hear anybody call for the draft.

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