Russian reservists geared up ahead of deployment

STORY: Civilians drafted before the announcement of the completion of a partial mobilization of reservists to fight in Ukraine will continue to be deployed.

An Orthodox priest blessed the mobilized men and conducted a special religious service for them before their departure.

Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu announced on Monday - day 250 of the war - that Russia had completed the partial military mobilization announced by President Vladimir Putin in September.