There will be no general mobilization in Russia, which has been repeatedly emphasized in the Kremlin. Andrei Kartapolov, chairman of the State Duma Committee on Defense and one of the authors of the amendments on “mobilization”, stated this in an interview with Parliamentary Newspaper. “There will be no general mobilization. The president has spoken about this more than once and is directly speaking through his press secretary Dmitry Peskov and many other politicians at the federal level. “Law” is not equal to “mobilization,” he said. According to him, the relevant amendments were adopted at perspective, and not for the purpose of immediate application. He also explained that the need for these changes is long overdue, and the Russian special operation only pushed them. “Because it (special operation. – Approx. ed.) has long turned into a full-fledged war, a war Russia with the collective West. Well, you understand, it’s impossible to fight with one finger,” the deputy added. At the same time, Kartapolov did not rule out that in the current conditions in certain regions of Russia, for example, on the border with Ukraine, martial law could be introduced. This is due to the need to protect citizens RF and the application of appropriate measures there.