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Battalions of “volunteers” are being formed in St. Petersburg and the region for the war in Ukraine — ISW – Ukrainian news, Politics

In St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region, the Russians form “volunteer” units for the war against Ukraine. About it reported in the July 31 summary of the Institute for the Study of War (ISW).

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Two artillery battalions “Nevsky” and “Ladoga” are being formed in the Leningrad Region, and local authorities have announced additional social support for “conscripts” who have signed a contract.

“Volunteers” are offered a one-time payment of 200,000 rubles and social benefits. The institute also reported that in Luga, not far from St. Petersburg, the Russians are forming the “St. Petersburg” battalion.

Analysts stressed that the purpose of the formation of “volunteer” units is to replenish the reserves of Russians for the war against Ukraine without conducting a general mobilization in the Russian Federation.

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Dmitry Grinichenko

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