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This Thursday, Russia went ahead with his biggest recruiting campaign since World War II. This caused that some men will rush out of the country. The order of President Vladimir Putin of mobilizing another 300,000 Russians deepens a war in Ukrainewhere they have already killed thousands of people and pulverized cities.

Mass conscription may be the riskiest domestic move in two decades of Putin in power, after promises from the Kremlin that it would not happen and a series of failures on the battlefield in Ukraine. Authorities on Wednesday detained more than 1,300 people at anti-war protests in 38 Russian cities, according to a monitoring group.

Some had been summoned to report to enlistment offices on Thursday, the first full day of recruitment, independent media reported. Airfare prices from Moscow soared above $5,000 for the nearest one-way foreign flights, with most selling out within days.

Border crossings also increased at crossings with Finland Y Georgia. “Every normal person is (worried),” said a man, who identified himself only as Sergei, as he disembarked in Belgrade, the Serbian capital, after a flight from Moscow. “It’s okay to be afraid of war,” he added. A Russian who arrived at Istanbul airport said he had left in part because of the Kremlin’s decision, Reuters reported.

From the Kremlin they described the information about a mass exodus as exaggerated. “The information about hype at airports and so on is highly exaggerated. There is a lot of false information about this. We must be very careful about this so as not to become a victim of misinformation on this matter,” he said. spokesman Dmitry Peskov.

Source: Elintransigente

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