russia to start massive mobilizing program “BARS” on April 1
Starting April 1, mobilization under the program “BARS-2021″ (Combat Army Reserve of the Country) will begin throughout the territory of the Russian Federation, reported the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.
«In order to conceal the immense scale of mass mobilization, it will be held simultaneously with a planned call-up conscription. This will be a cover for the large number of mobilized people who will be arriving at military enlistment offices,” the ministry said.
At the same time, the BARS program is meant to conceal the involvement of Russian prisoners in hostilities. About 100 criminals detained in the Chernokozovo penal colony (Chechen Republic) are preparing to travel to Ukraine.
“Those who agreed are promised a full amnesty in the event that they return alive after participating in hostilities. It is noteworthy that such «mobilized» people are not allowed to see their relatives and inform them about their participation in the war in Ukraine,” the statement said.
The “BARS” program is part of the Russian Military’s army reserves. Those who sign contracts under the program receive a permanent cash security while maintaining a job and average earnings. During the year, reservists can be called to meetings (up to 1 month), where they can be involved in training and other tasks. The monthly salary under the contract reaches 12% of the salary of servicemen (depending on the rank and position). The total number of people who signed BARS contracts is about 100,000.
Earlier it was reported that due to the lack of a combat reserve in Russia, debtors are being mobilized.