Desperation On Russia’s Borders As Draft-Eligible Men Flee

Thousands of draft-eligible men flee Russia following President Vladimir Putin’s partial mobilization announcement,2022-newsml_LYNXMPEI8Q0SO-12022-09-27T170518Z_1_LYNXMPEI8Q0SO_RTROPTP_3_UKRAINE-CRISIS-RUSSIA-MOBILISATION-EMIGRATION

At a glance

  • Draft-eligible men in Russia have been desperately fleeing to nearby countries following President Vladimir Putin’s announcement of a partial mobilization of military reservists.
  • Since the partial mobilization was declared, Novaya Gazeta Europe reported that at least 261,000 men have left Russia.
  • Military-age men liable to be called up have traveled to neighboring countries including Finland, Georgia, Kazakhstan, and Mongolia.

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