Russian defence minister outlines mobilisation plans

Russian defence minister outlines mobilisation plans

Only those with relevant combat and service experience will join the military operation in Ukraine, Russian defence minister Sergei Shoigu said, after President Vladimir Putin ordered a partial mobilisation of Russia's reservists.Mr Shoigu added there were around 25 million people who fit this criteria, but only around 1% of them will be mobilised.He specified the number of conscripted reservists would total 300,000, but added this would be a "one-time" boost of personnel.