More than 70 residents of Astrakhan were escorted to the nominal battalion of the Caspian Fleet Marine Corps.
ROSTOV-ON-DON, October 4 – RIA Novosti. Called as part of the partial mobilization, more than 70 residents of the Astrakhan region went to fight in coordination in the nominal battalion of the Marine Corps, reported District Governor Igor Babushkin.
“Today, the Astrakhans were solemnly escorted to combat coordination in the nominal Astrakhan motorized rifle battalion of the 177th separate regiment of the Marine Corps of the Caspian Fleet,” he wrote in Telegram.
The governor added that currently more than 350 residents of Astrakhan serve in the Marine Regiment. The formation performs combat missions and makes a significant contribution to the course of a special military operation.
Before departure, each mobilized was given a duffel bag with essentials, as well as an insulated sleeping bag designed to withstand freezing down to -20 degrees Celsius. The collection of goods and products had previously been organized on behalf of the district governor. In particular, the kindness of Astrakhan residents and public institutions helped to collect the items.
“I wish the heroes to return home safely as soon as possible. We will be waiting for you. Your desire to protect the homeland and citizens will set a good example for the younger generation. We will continue to offer you all kinds of support,” said Babushkin.
Partial mobilization has been declared in Russia by presidential decree since September 21. According to Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, it is necessary to control the 1000-kilometer line of contact and liberated areas in Ukraine. 300 thousand people will be called up, which is just over 1% of the total mobilization resource of the Russian Federation.
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