A lone gunman has shot a Russian commander inside a recruitment office following Vladimir Putin’s order to draft 300,000 conscripts to fight in Ukraine which has seen unprecedented rioting and protesting across Russia.
The recruitment officer was critical injured at the recruitment office in the town of Ust-Ilimsk in Irkutsk, Siberia local officials confirmed.
Governor Igor Kobzev said in a message on Telegram, “In Ust-Ilimsk, a young man fired at the military registration and enlistment office.”
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Kobzev added on the Telegram messaging app that the draft office head was in hospital in a critical condition.
He said the gunman, “will absolutely be punished.
“I am ashamed that this is happening at a time when, on the contrary, we should be united. We must not fight with each but against real threats.
“I have given instructions to strengthen security measures. I ask everyone to remain calm.”
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Police in Irkustsk told reporters, “We are collecting information.”
British military intelligance said on Monday that initial tranches of men who have been called up have now started arriving at military bases in Russia.
The Ministry of Defence said, “Russia will now face an administrative and logistical challenge to provide training for the troops.”
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