Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that women would not be called up as part of "partial" mobilization. "Not. This was not in the plans for the future. We are not going to recruit women,” he said .
Shoigu's words differ from what is happening in real life. On the eve of his statement, on September 30, the Tyumen military commissar Alexei Kulichkov said that women under 45 years old could be drafted, and also that in Tyumen "10 women were drafted this year." However, he noted that at the moment there is no need for a new call.
In particular, the appeal concerns doctors. As Channel One war correspondent Irina Kuksenkova said, her friend Olesya, a cardiologist, who has minor children, was called to Vladimir's military registration and enlistment office. Olesya said that she was in "training in Kovrov, they would keep her for a month and then send her to the front." “It seems to me that this is some kind of mistake, a stupid prank,” said an employee of the First.