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Ukraine war LIVE: Desperate Putin scrambles to bolster troops in occupied regions


Vladimir Putin has made a desperate move in a bid to bolster his forces in Russian-occupied regions of Ukraine.

Autumn conscription is set to commence from October 1 across all constituent entities of the Russian Federation.

This will include previously untouched regions, Rear Admiral Vladimir Tsimlyansky, Deputy Chief of the Main Organisational and Mobilisation Directorate of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, revealed during a press briefing.

Conscripts will then begin to depart for the frontlines from October 16, with the standard term of conscription military service remaining at 12 months, as stressed by Tsimlyansky.

The unprecedented move comes as a result of the federal constitutional law on admission to the Russian Federation, which mandates the conscription of Russians living in new regions starting from 2023.

Notably, these regions were exempt from conscription last year and during the spring of 2023.

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