Ukraines Defence Minister mocks mobilisation in Russia: Kremlin has taken up challenge from Moskvich car factory

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Oleksii Reznikov, Minister of Defence of Ukraine, has mocked the partial mobilisation in Russia, quipping that the Kremlin's plans to recruit 300,000 reservists for the war are linked to the Moskvich car factory’s annual plans to produce the same number of cars.

Source: Oleksii Reznikov on Twitter

Details: The minister recalled that on 22 June, the Moskvich car factory announced plans to produce 300,000 cars a year.

And on 21 September, the Kremlin said that 300,000 reservists would be mobilised in the "partial mobilisation" announced by Vladimir Putin.

Reznikov interpreted this as a "challenge accepted" statement from the Russian President’s administration.

Quote from Reznikov: "russian soldiers are dying in the war against Ukraine. Their relatives receive a car as a reward. The value of life and support for the economy in russia."


  • On 21 September, ​​Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a partial mobilisation of Russian citizens, due to start the same day. Russian citizens who are in the reserve will be called up during the mobilisation.

  • Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu has announced that 300,000 reservists would be mobilised in Russia.

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