Russia deploys mobile troops on Estonia and Latvia borders

As the governor of the Pskov region, Mikhail Vedernikov, said: “The situation at the border is not easy – a very large influx of people, especially Ukrainians, trying to leave through the Pskov region.”

According to him, there are also Russians of military age, so mobile recruitment centers have been deployed on the spot.

Those who plan to leave Russia through the Pskov region are advised to monitor the situation and choose the least congested routes.

The Pskov region borders Latvia, Estonia and Belarus to the west.

As reported, on September 21, due to the lack of personnel of the Russian army for the war against Ukraine, the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin signed a decree on partial mobilization in Russia. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said 300,000 reservists would be called up as part of a partial mobilization. According to him, the recruitment will not take place as part of a one-off action. Mobilization will affect 1.1% of the total mobilization resource.

The Russian edition of Novaya Gazeta reported that the “seventh paragraph” of Vladimir Putin’s decree on mobilization in the Russian Federation states that the country’s Ministry of Defense military service is not 300 thousand reservists, but 1 million.

To remind:

  • At the beginning of the invasion, the Regional Center for Human Rights prepared a special monument to Crimea with recommendations to prevent Russian mobilization. It’s still relevant.
  • In the military registration and recruitment offices in occupied Crimea and Sevastopol, mobilized issue tarpaulin boots from the reserves of the times of the USSR and summer uniforms. Telegram channels distribute videos about the issuance of rusted and damaged Kalashnikov assault rifles in different regions of the Russian Federation.


On February 24, 2022, at 4 a.m., Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a “special military operation” in the occupied Donbas. Russia launched missile strikes on Ukrainian territory and launched a direct large-scale invasion in four directions. The armed forces of Ukraine reject the enemy, the plan of the blitzkrieg – to take Kiev in two or three days – failed, the Russian army withdrew from the capital. The Russian military is committing thousands of war crimes and crimes against humanity across Ukraine.

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By Peter Kavinsky

Peter Kavinsky is the Executive Editor at