Lieutenant Colonel Roman Malyk, responsible for mobilizing Russian reservists to be sent to Ukraine, was found hanged at his home in a village in the Primorsky region.
Roman Malyk, head of Vladimir Putin’s partial military mobilization for Russia’s war in Ukraine, was found lifeless in the courtyard of his home in a village in the Primorsky region. This was reported by some international media, including the Mirror and the Hindustan Times. The police opened an investigation and called the circumstances of the 49-year-old’s death “suspicious”. According to unconfirmed rumors he hanged himself.
The municipal administration of the city of Partizank confirmed the news of the 49-year-old’s death on the Russian social network VKontakte on the evening of 14 October. Meduza media reports that Malik’s body was found on a fence with signs of suicide. However, family and friends do not believe in the voluntary gesture, calling him “a strong and courageous man”.
A veteran of Chechnya and father of two, Roman Malyk was responsible for mobilizing Russian reservists for the war in Ukraine in the southeastern region of Primorsky Krai.
The Kremlin intends to call up to 300,000 men to arms to send them to Ukraine – a move that has led thousands of Russians to flee abroad. The angry reaction of some of the population has seen at least seventy recruiting offices, scattered over the vast territory of the Russian Federation, targeted by the throwing of Molotov cocktails.
In the press conference two days ago in Astana, Putin stated that 222,000 Russians out of the expected 300,000 had already been recalled.