Russian exodus shows no signs of easing as Ukraine war looms over recruits

News September 27, 2022 News
Russian exodus shows no signs of easing as Ukraine war looms over recruits

From NBC News by Yuliya Talmazan

Confusion over who will be called up to fight has led to mass protests across the country, violence at draft offices, sold-out flights and chaotic scenes at border crossings.

The flow of Russian men of fighting age looking to leave the country persisted Tuesday amid fears the government would soon close its borders to stop those trying to evade President Vladimir Putin’s draft.

The mass exodus comes as Putin's government tries to energize Russia's faltering offensive in Ukraine, and looked likely to swiftly annex four occupied territories where referendums on joining Russia were being held.

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