Russian independent media "European Edition" quoted a source in the Russian presidential palace as saying that a secret clause in the mobilization order showed that Putin actually planned to recruit as many as 1 million people.

The picture shows Putin (right) and Defense Minister Shoigu (left) attending the Navy Day event in St. Petersburg on July 31.

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[Compiled by Guan Shuping/Comprehensive Report] Russian President Vladimir Putin issued a partial mobilization order for the Ukrainian-Russian war and recruited 300,000 troops, which was banned by the Russian government and started anew in Europe. The Russian independent media "Novaya Gazeta Europe" quoted A secret clause in the mobilization order shows Putin actually plans to recruit as many as 1 million people, sources in the Russian presidency said.

"Reuters" and "The Guardian" of the United Kingdom quoted the European version of the new newspaper as reporting on the 22nd that Article 7 of Putin's partial mobilization order authorized Putin to recruit a total of 1 million people, but the article was based on "official use only". Unpublished.

"This number has been revised several times and finally settled at 1 million," the report said.

Kremlin spokesman Peskov dismissed the report as a "lie".

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When Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu announced the call for 300,000 reservists on the 21st, he said that Russia has a total of 25 million reservists available.

After Putin issued a partial mobilization order, many Russian men rushed to go abroad to avoid being called up to the battlefield.

Peskov denied on the 22nd that the Russians fled the country on a large scale, saying that the media reports were "too exaggerated ... there are a lot of false information"; he also denied the Russian media reports that some people who took to the streets to protest and mobilize were arrested after they were arrested. Received a summons.

Russian independent media Mediazona reported that at least three demonstrators arrested in Moscow had received mobilization orders while they were at the police station.