Russians fleeing the country are no longer silent: I’m talking to you and I’m afraid, someone please stop that Putin

The night after Putin’s statement, the Russian-Sakartvel border was full of cars with Russian license plates. Many Russians rushed to book Moscow-Yerevan plane tickets, flights filled up quickly, and ticket prices skyrocketed.

“Yes, this is an unplanned visit. I’m 17 and haven’t received a letter from the conscription center yet, but I’m studying online so my situation is moot. That’s why we left,” Russian citizen Nikolay said at the airport.

“My wife is a citizen of Ukraine, part of my family is now in Kyiv, the other part is in Russia. Therefore, I would not like to participate in this mobilization just because of the moral aspect,” said another Russian Valery.

Serbia has also become a popular destination. Russians don’t even need visas here. Tickets Moscow – Belgrade for the next few days are sold out. It is estimated that over 50,000 people managed to escape to Serbia in the first day after the declaration of partial mobilization. Russian

“I am talking to you and I am afraid because my Government, the police can see it. And I will have problems. But I want to say – freedom for Ukraine. Please, someone stop V. Putin,” said the Russian.

There are those who will definitely not have such dilemmas. These are the offspring of Russia’s political cream.

The comrades of oppositionist Alexei Navalny proved it by calling Nikolai, the son of V. Putin’s press representative Dmitry Peskov.

“Tomorrow at ten o’clock I will definitely not come. If you know that I am Mr. Peskov, you have to understand yourself – how wrong it is for me to be. In short, I will solve all this at the next level”, – he stated the reason why he will not respond to the fictitious summons.

Lithuania is not worried about this problem of Russian mobilization. Because the war did not start with partial mobilization.

“The war was okay for them when they watched it on TV, sitting on the sofa (watching, author p.). But it became no longer okay when your Government and your Shoigu invited you to join the army and invited you to participate in that war with your physical body,” said Prime Minister Ingrida Šimonytė in the Seimas on Thursday.

Therefore, Lithuania says strictly – those fleeing mobilization will not be admitted. Latvia and Estonia also decided.

“Conscripting into the army is not enough. The basis must be a completely different thing – it is political asylum, which is granted to those people who are persecuted”, said Minister of National Defense Arvydas Anušauskas.

“Here we are faced with such a moral dilemma – do the Baltic countries want these persons to join the Russian army and go to kill Ukrainians”, considered political scientist Gintautas Mažeikis.

But the opposition emphasizes not the moral dilemma, but the problem of national security. They say that there would be a risk of letting specially trained persons in as well.

“Essentially, the 5th column, which could point weapons at our backs after that, when Day X appears, is definitely not,” said Saulius Skvernelis, the chairman of the Seimas Democratic Union “Vardan Lietuvos”.

Lawyer Dainius Žalimas says that the country has the right not to issue visas to such persons, but if a Russian fleeing mobilization were to get here anyway, according to international law, it would still not be possible to deport him.

“We have an aggressor state whose armed forces commit nothing but aggression and other crimes. If a person does not want to participate in it, he is really justifiably afraid that he will be persecuted because of it,” said D. Žalimas to LNK.

Russians also flee to Finland.

“I think it’s a bad decision by our government, I don’t agree with it. I was morally ready, I wanted to leave half a year ago, around March 31. But I kept putting it off. And now it worked,” said Andrei, a Russian from St. Petersburg.

Finland refused to join the Baltic countries and Poland, the Russians did not close their borders. But after the announcement of partial mobilization in Russia, Finland has also announced that it is preparing such a solution. Previously, the Finns said that it is necessary to ask the European Commission (EC) whether this can be done.

It is stable at the Lithuanian border. Since the decision came into effect on Monday, around 20 Russians have turned their backs.

“We see that the flow has decreased, we attribute this to our decision,” said the Minister of the Interior, Agnė Bilotaitė.

Minister of National Defense A. Anušauskas says that if it is officially announced that 300,000 will be called up, then this number will actually be much higher. They will shout and shout until the war goes on.

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The article is in Lithuanian

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