Mobilized Russians “dedicated” before even reaching Ukraine

Mobilized Russians “dedicated” before even reaching Ukraine
Mobilized Russians “dedicated” before even reaching Ukraine

One video shows drunken men walking to a plane in Sakhalin. Some of them barely stretch their legs, others have already laid down to “rest”.

Warning: Videos contain foul language.

In another city, the mobilized people fought among themselves.

“It seems that not everyone will reach the front”, is ironic on social networks.

In another video report, you can see a crowd of Russian citizens standing by the bus – they can barely stay on their feet, shout vague remarks and, it seems, do not really understand what is happening in general.

“ (expletive) you will understand where we are all going…” – commented one mobilized person.

Russia denies calling for 1 million reservists, Zelensky calls on Russians to protest

The Kremlin denies the report that 1 million will be called. reservists to bolster faltering military progress in Ukraine, a day after the partial mobilization order sparked fear and protests across Russia,

Russian President Vladimir Putin announced in a televised speech on Wednesday that he had signed an order to mobilize 300,000 soldiers. reservists.

The newspaper “Novaya Gazeta”, whose publication is banned in Russia, reported that V. Putin gave permission to the Russian Ministry of Defense to mobilize up to 1 million. reservists. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov called that a lie in comments Thursday cited by Russian news agencies.

There are reservists in almost every Russian family, and news of the mobilization has stirred public unrest and raised questions about whether Moscow now considers itself a party to a real war with Ukraine.

Peskov said the government still considers the conflict a “special military operation” – a phrase used to describe the fierce assault on the neighboring country over the past seven months.

Drafts will be issued mainly to men who have recently completed military service. D. Peskov said that the Ministry of Defense itself decides the age up to which soldiers should be conscripted into the army.

D. Peskov also denied and called exaggerated reports about the mass flight of men fit for military service to Turkey and other countries.

Turkish carriers reported a sharp rise in demand for one-way tickets in the hours after Putin’s announcement, while Finland recorded increased traffic at the Russian border.

Anti-war protests erupted in 38 Russian cities, and some draftees were arrested at rallies Wednesday night, civil rights group OVD-Info reported.

An independent monitoring organization said more than 1,300 protesters were detained and some were ordered to report to military commissariats for checks.

Some 530 protesters were reportedly arrested in Moscow and 480 in St. Petersburg. OVD-Info said police injured several of them. In Moscow, one young man suffered a concussion and one young woman lost consciousness, the organization said. It is also said that nine journalists have been detained.

Authorities did not comment on the protests.

Detainees are usually fined or further detained after a night in police custody. Some face criminal charges. In the first weeks after February 24, 15,000 people were arrested during the protests. people. Since then, Russia has made punishments for opposing the war even tougher.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky called on Russians to take action against the mobilization in a video address Thursday night.

“Protest! Fight! Run! Or become Ukrainian prisoners of war! These are your chances of survival,” V. Zelenskis said.

He said that 55,000 people have already died in Ukraine. Russian soldiers, and also addressed the mothers and wives of Russian men called up to serve.

“Do not doubt – the children of the leaders of your country will not participate in the war against Ukraine. Those who make decisions in your country protect their children. And no one even buries your children,” he said.

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