Selected documents on the partial military mobilisation, declared on 21 September 2022, as well as on the declaration of martial law in four annexed regions of Ukraine on 19 October.

Information related to the partial military mobilisation

In December, the EUAA and the Danish Immigration Service published reports on conscription and mobilisation:

Partial military mobilisation ordered

On 21 September 2022, president Putin announced a partial military mobilisation:

The official decree on the partial mobilisation in Russian: published an (inofficial) translation:

Representatives of the Russian Armed Forces spoke on first details regarding implementation of the mobilisation:

Complex responsibilities, shared between the Ministry of Defense and federal subjects, reportedly lead to uneven implementation of the mobilisation. President Putin signed additional decrees on 24 September and 5 October, explicitly granting deferment from mobilisation for students. Earlier, students were drafted even though they were exempt according to official information:

Reuters reports that current contracts of professional soldiers are automatically extended until the end of mobilisation:


There are reports on sold out flights and arrests during protests against the partial mobilisation:

Dmitry Peskov, press secretary of the president, is reported as saying "This is not against the law", referring to detained protesters being given draft summons:

First summons

There are reports of disproportionate drafting of ethnically non-Russians, as well as of exemption grounds not being respected:

On the government responding to errors:

Further developments and announced end of partial mobilisation

President Putin announced on 14 October that the partial military mobilisation might end in about two weeks. ISW assumes this is due to the upcoming annual conscription in the fall, "to free up bureaucratic resources". Furthermore, the Russian annexation of territories in Ukraine may serve to place conscripts in these areas (as conscripts are prohibited by Russian law from serving abroad, according to ISW). Meanwhile, the Washington Post reports of unannounced summons at apartment complexes, at work, and in restaurants.

On 28 October, Defense Minister Shoigu and President Putin announced the end of partial military mobilisation. ISW assumes this is due to the semi-annual conscription cycle starting on 1 November.

Continued and possibly "covert" mobilisation after its announced end is reported:

New recruitment plans 2023

Martial law in annexed regions

On 19 October, president Putin signed a decree declaring martial law in four recently annexed regions: Donetsk, Kherson, Luhansk and Zaporizhzhia. Meduza points to a paragraph of the decree potentially allowing the use of measures of martial law in the entire Russian Federation during the martial law declared for the four regions.

Exiting the country

Amendments of Criminal Code

State Duma passed a bill toughening punishments for military or draft-related crimes, if committed during mobilisation or in combat situations. The bill was then signed by president Putin:

First prosecutions for avoiding/refusing mobilisation

Reports on victims/fatalities