The Kremlin regime has banned Russian citizens subject to military service from leaving the country from January 9, according to a recent report by Ukraine’s Defense Intelligence. This adds to the earlier voiced anticipation that Russia was set to launch general mobilization or another large-scale wave of conscription.
The Kremlin propaganda further illustrates that Putin’s regime has no intention of ending the war. Raising the level of hate against Ukrainians by portraying them as aggressors preparing to invade Russian territories soon is aimed at conditioning the public for future mobilization waves.
HWAG summed up how Russian propaganda has been preparing the Russians for a second wave of mobilization or even general mobilization in recent weeks in this infographic.