On Thursday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky urged Russians to rebuff President Vladimir Putin‘s partial mobilization, which has provoked demonstrations and a new migration out of the nation.
In his daily presentation, Zelensky said, “In these six months of combat, 55,000 Russian men perished.
Need more? No? And then object. Strike back. Move away. Or submit to the Ukrainian military.
“You are already a party to all of these killings and acts of torture against Ukrainians. as a result of your silence. Since you remain mute,” Zelensky continued.
“And now it’s your turn to decide: for Russian men, this is a decision between dying and living, between being crippled and maintaining health.
For Russian women, the decision is between permanently losing their husbands, sons, and grandkids or attempting to shield them from harm—from war, death, and one person—Putin.
Following the announcement of a partial mobilization on Wednesday, more than 1,300 people were detained during protests around Russia.
Upon the announcement, there were reportedly claims of a mass departure. Flights out of Russia to the nearby nations that don’t need visas for Russian citizens to enter were almost completely sold out, while costs surged.
The Kremlin denied on Thursday that claims that Russians who were eligible for mobilization were scurrying for the door were “false.”