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Russia’s partial mobilization ends in Moscow and the city’s military recruitment offices will close this Monday, says the mayor

The mayor of Moscow, Sergei Sobyanin, announced the end of the partial mobilization in the city and the closure of the military recruitment offices at 2:00 p.m. local time on Monday, according to the statement published on the Internet.

“According to information from the Moscow military commissar, the partial mobilization tasks, set on the basis of the president’s decree and the Defense Ministry’s assignment, have been fully completed,” Sobyanin said in a statement.

“Military recruitment offices will close on October 17, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. Summons sent in the process of mobilization to the place of residence and companies are no longer valid,” the statement said.

More on Russia’s mobilization order: Last month, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the immediate “partial mobilization” of Russian citizens, a move that threatened to escalate his faltering invasion of Ukraine after a string of defeats,  which provoked recriminations in Moscow.

Putin said in a speech that he would use “all means at our disposal,” and even raised the specter of nuclear weapons, if he believed Russia’s “territorial integrity” was in danger.