Soldiers undergo a troops review at the residence of leader Ramzan Kadyrov in Russia's North Caucasus region of Chechnya in March.
GROZNY, Russia -- The administration of Ramzan Kadyrov in Russia's North Caucasus region of Chechnya has prepared a draft resolution calling for a "fall mobilization" of the region's male residents 18-26 years of age to the armed forces as Moscow faces major setbacks in the war in Ukraine.
The draft resolution's text was obtained by RFE/RL.
Unlike regular mandatory autumn conscription, the 24-page draft document calls the campaign a "mobilization of main and reserve staff" already registered at the conscription commission.
The mobilization will start on October 1 and will last until the end of 2022. The document says the Interior Ministry of the region will prepare special units to locate individuals who evade the mobilization.
The document, dated September 14, was prepared as Kadyrov publicly called for mobilization in Russia's other regions "to assist military forces" in the war, which Russia launched in February.
Earlier this week, the Kremlin said there were no plans to announce a full or partial mobilization for Russia's ongoing unprovoked invasion of Ukraine as Russian troops suffer losses and lose territory in the Kharkiv region to a counteroffensive by Ukrainian armed forces.
The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported on September 10 that up to 1,300 paramilitary troops loyal to Kadyrov had arrived in Ukraine's Kherson region to reinforce Russian forces.
The General Staff said the troops were a unit of the so-called Kadyrovtsy paramilitary force formed in Chechnya that effectively serves as the region's own army and that has been accused of rampant rights abuses.