Five Russians mobilized to fight in Ukraine have died after joining the army, authorities said, after other such reports emerged in recent days, AFP reported.

The Russian authorities, however, do not specify the cause of these deaths, nor where they occurred, BTA informs.

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The press service of the Chelyabinsk region, quoted by TASS, confirmed the death of five people from this region in Western Siberia.

"We will provide all necessary assistance to the families and relatives of our fallen soldiers," added the press service.

The families and relatives of each deceased will receive one million rubles (€16,000).

The previous day, Russian MP Maxim Ivanov announced that a mobilized man from the Chelyabinsk region had died of an "overdose" during his training.

After the announcement of military mobilization in Russia on September 21, the Russian press and local authorities repeatedly reported the deaths of mobilized soldiers, mainly in the Urals and Siberia.

On October 3, Maxim Ivanov stated that there were three deaths of conscripts at a military base in the Sverdlovsk region.

According to him, one of them died of a heart attack, another committed suicide, and the last one died of alcoholic cirrhosis after being sent home.

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The Kremlin admitted that "mistakes" were made during the mobilization.

There are cases of mobilization of people suffering from diseases or over the legal age for military service.

Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said last week that more than 200,000 people had been mobilized in two weeks.

They will be sent to fight in Ukraine, where the Russian army has suffered major setbacks in recent Ukrainian counteroffensives, AFP notes.

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