Russian airline staff receive conscription notices following military mobilisation

Russian airline and airport employees have started to receive conscription notices, according to the country’s Kommersant newspaper.

The news comes after President Vladimir Putin ordered a partial military mobilisation of 300,000 army reservists last week.

Employees of at least five airlines, including Russian top carrier Aeroflot, and staff at more than 10 airports received notices within a day of Putin ordering the mobilisation, reports the paper.

How many airline staff could be conscripted in Russia?

According to sources in three companies, between 50-to-80 per cent of employees could potentially be called up. A source close to Aeroflot said that over half of the staff at three of the group’s airlines potentially could be

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