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hobie1616

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From NY Times...

A recruitment officer was wounded in the shooting at an enlistment center in Siberia.

A gunman opened fire at a draft office in Siberia on Monday, injuring a military recruitment officer, as anger mounted over President Vladimir V. Putin’s plan to mobilize hundreds of thousands of civilians to bolster Russia’s struggling army in Ukraine.

The shooting, in the town of Ust-Ilimsk in the far eastern region of Irkutsk, was confirmed by the local governor, Igor Kobzev, who said on Telegram that the recruitment officer “is in intensive care, in an extremely serious condition.”

The assailant was taken into custody, the authorities said, identifying him as Ruslan Zinin, who is in his mid-20s.

The suspect’s mother, Marina Zinina, told a local news outlet that her son’s best friend had received a draft summons despite having no military experience. Defense Minister Sergei K. Shoigu said last week that only men with military experience and a specialization would be called up, although many men not meeting that criteria have been conscripted.

“Ruslan was very upset because of this, because his friend did not serve in the army,” Ms. Zinina was quoted as saying. “They said that there would be partial mobilization, but it turns out that they are taking everyone.”

The shooting is the latest attack on military recruitment centers in Russia since Mr. Putin launched his full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February, and is believed to be the first to have resulted in serious injury. Since the beginning of the war, at least 54 recruitment centers and administrative buildings have been set on fire, according to Mediazona, an independent Russian news outlet. Seventeen attacks have occurred since the call-up was announced last Wednesday.

There have been numerous reports of people who are unfit for service being summoned to report for duty, prompting criticism of the mobilization process across the country. These errors have led to rare admissions from Russian officials that mistakes have been made, and that the mobilization should be conducted more carefully.

The governors of several Russian regions — including Belgorod, on the border with Ukraine, and Kostroma, Vladimir and Yakutia and Magadan in the far east — have acknowledged that people who did not meet Mr. Shoigu’s criteria were being called up.

The Kremlin spokesman, Dmitri S. Peskov, acknowledged on Monday that there had been irregularities but sought to shift blame to the authorities implementing the mobilization.

“There are cases when the decree is violated — in some regions governors are actively working to correct the situation,” he told reporters on a daily phone call. He said that journalists, officials and nongovernmental organizations were doing “active and necessary work” in reporting on supposed violations.

“These cases of noncompliance with the required criteria are being eliminated, and we hope that the rate of elimination will increase, and all errors will be corrected,” he said.

At least 2,000 antiwar protesters have been arrested since Wednesday, according to OVD-Info, a rights group that monitors police activity.
 

Sol Rosenberg

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From NY Times...

A recruitment officer was wounded in the shooting at an enlistment center in Siberia.

A gunman opened fire at a draft office in Siberia on Monday, injuring a military recruitment officer, as anger mounted over President Vladimir V. Putin’s plan to mobilize hundreds of thousands of civilians to bolster Russia’s struggling army in Ukraine.

The shooting, in the town of Ust-Ilimsk in the far eastern region of Irkutsk, was confirmed by the local governor, Igor Kobzev, who said on Telegram that the recruitment officer “is in intensive care, in an extremely serious condition.”

The assailant was taken into custody, the authorities said, identifying him as Ruslan Zinin, who is in his mid-20s.

The suspect’s mother, Marina Zinina, told a local news outlet that her son’s best friend had received a draft summons despite having no military experience. Defense Minister Sergei K. Shoigu said last week that only men with military experience and a specialization would be called up, although many men not meeting that criteria have been conscripted.

“Ruslan was very upset because of this, because his friend did not serve in the army,” Ms. Zinina was quoted as saying. “They said that there would be partial mobilization, but it turns out that they are taking everyone.”

The shooting is the latest attack on military recruitment centers in Russia since Mr. Putin launched his full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February, and is believed to be the first to have resulted in serious injury. Since the beginning of the war, at least 54 recruitment centers and administrative buildings have been set on fire, according to Mediazona, an independent Russian news outlet. Seventeen attacks have occurred since the call-up was announced last Wednesday.

There have been numerous reports of people who are unfit for service being summoned to report for duty, prompting criticism of the mobilization process across the country. These errors have led to rare admissions from Russian officials that mistakes have been made, and that the mobilization should be conducted more carefully.

The governors of several Russian regions — including Belgorod, on the border with Ukraine, and Kostroma, Vladimir and Yakutia and Magadan in the far east — have acknowledged that people who did not meet Mr. Shoigu’s criteria were being called up.

The Kremlin spokesman, Dmitri S. Peskov, acknowledged on Monday that there had been irregularities but sought to shift blame to the authorities implementing the mobilization.

“There are cases when the decree is violated — in some regions governors are actively working to correct the situation,” he told reporters on a daily phone call. He said that journalists, officials and nongovernmental organizations were doing “active and necessary work” in reporting on supposed violations.

“These cases of noncompliance with the required criteria are being eliminated, and we hope that the rate of elimination will increase, and all errors will be corrected,” he said.

At least 2,000 antiwar protesters have been arrested since Wednesday, according to OVD-Info, a rights group that monitors police activity.
He was standing his ground. His fear was reasonable.
 

kent_island_sailor

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There is a lesson here:
Wars can be a lot of fun to watch on TV and cheer for your side, even stupid wars.
Shit gets real when there is a draft and YOU might have to fight, then all of a sudden it isn't fun.
 

Olsonist

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This is a repeat post I think, but WTF happened to Pooty? I swear in 2106 he looked like a grand master chess player wiping the floor with the 3rd grade checkers team and now he seems to lose an IQ point a day :unsure:

I don't think Putin was ever smart. He was smarter than W the Stupid. This is not a great accomplishment. But in his time, Russia became an energy supplier at the cost of everything else. This is the Danish Disease akin to the Resource Curse. Gas station with a foreign policy.

You're smart if you get things done. Outside of his resource curse, he lost the launch vehicle market, he doesn't manufacture shit, he fights pointless inconclusive wars and he presides over a demographic catastrophe.

Smarter than W the Stupid and used like wet rag by Hillary.

Ok, I'm not entirely fair here. Russian disinfo and agitprop thoroughly owned the West. Brexit and Shitstain were both unquestionably Russian successes. No ironic coda.
 

Sol Rosenberg

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I don't think Putin was ever smart. He was smarter than W the Stupid. This is not a great accomplishment. But in his time, Russia became an energy supplier at the cost of everything else. This is the Danish Disease akin to the Resource Curse. Gas station with a foreign policy.

You're smart if you get things done. Outside of his resource curse, he lost the launch vehicle market, he doesn't manufacture shit, he fights pointless inconclusive wars and he presides over a demographic catastrophe.

Smarter than W the Stupid and used like wet rag by Hillary.

Ok, I'm not entirely fair here. Russian disinfo and agitprop thoroughly owned the West. Brexit and Shitstain were both unquestionably Russian successes. No ironic coda.
we just need to keep helping Ukraine until Pooty can no longer afford to buy political parties.
 
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P_Wop

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I wonder whose car he used to block the door. i admire the sentiment, but I don't understand that part.
Nice thing about the car is that it's pretty flammable, and since he reversed it in, the fuel tank is right next to the building entrance. The tank holds about as much as 50 cocktails, and will ignite well after he's left the scene. As it says in the clip, this guy seems to know what he's up to.
 




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