Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Friday that Russians reacted hysterically and emotionally to the mobilization announcement because “there was a certain lack of information.” Now “there is an opportunity to ask questions,” Peskov said, according to RIA Novosti.
“One could still understand this kind of hysterical and extremely emotional reaction in the first hours after the announcement of the partial mobilization, even on the first day. Because, indeed, there was a certain lack of information, which is also understandable and explainable,” Peskov said. He stated that now the Russians are getting all the information about the partial mobilization.
“Already since yesterday, in accordance with the decision of the Cabinet of Ministers, all telephone lines have already been activated. The Ministry of Defense regularly answers all questions. All phones are working. Now there is no shortage of explanations. There is an opportunity to ask questions,” Peskov said.
Peskov’s response comes as his son, Nikolai Peskov, refused to enlist when he was called by a presenter posing as a representative of the police station to inform them that he had to report to headquarters. “You must understand, when you realize that I am ‘Mr. Peskov’, how incorrect it is for me to be there. In short, I will solve this problem at another level!”, says Nikolai Peskov.
Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the partial mobilization on Wednesday, denouncing the fact that “the West wants to destroy our country.” According to the Russian Minister of Defense, Sergei Shoigu, following Vladimir Putin’s announcement of partial mobilization, approximately 300,000 reservists will be called up under arms.
Editor: Robert Kiss