Russia says it called up more than 200,000 troops for Ukraine war

Moscow’s announcement comes as Ukraine captures more territory

David Harding
Tuesday 04 October 2022 19:37 BST
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Russia has drafted more than 200,000 people to fight in Ukraine less than a fortnight after president Vladimir Putin announced the partial mobilisation of recruits.

Defence minister Sergei Shoigu made the claim while speaking at a consultation with military figures.

“As of today, more than 200,000 people have entered the army,” said Shoigu.

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