Volodymyr Zelenskiy called on Russians to resist partial military mobilization announced by Vladimir Putin, sparked protests and new exodus from Russia. The President of Ukraine said in his daily speech on Thursday: No? Then protest the Ukrainian army, counterattack, flee or surrender.
After the mobilization announcement, the draft was handed out to thousands of men across Russia. Among those convened since Putin’s announcement on Wednesday were: Russians detained during protest It opposes the mobilization, said the independent OVD-Info protest monitoring group.
Traffic surges at Russian border crossings with Finland and Georgia After the announcement of the mobilization raised concerns that men of combat age would be called up to the front lines in Ukraine. Prices for one-way tickets from Moscow to the nearest foreign location exceeded $5,000 (£4,435), with most tickets sold out in the next few days. The photo has long tail fins Finnish-Georgian border crossing.
In response, Finland’s prime minister said the Finnish government was looking at ways to significantly reduce Russian tourists and connections through Finland. “The will of the government is very clear. We believe in Russian tourism. [to Finland] A must stop as well as passing through Finland. ” Sanna Marin told reporters.
Kremlin dismisses report of exodus of combat-age Russian man as ‘exaggerated’Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov also refused to deny the Russian media reports. Rebel protesters detained Wednesday night given a draft paper, “This is not against the law.”
Putin gives direct instructions to generals on the ground, CNN reported. Direct orders from the Russian president to generals “imply a dysfunctional command structure” that has affected Russian forces on the battlefield, according to two sources familiar with US and Western intelligence. talked to CNN.
NATO condemned plans to hold a ‘referendum’ On joining the Russian Federation in the Russian-occupied territories of Ukraine, describing them as Moscow’s “blatant attempts at territorial conquest”. The “fake referendum” in the Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhia and Kherson regions has no legitimacy. the alliance said.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban wants sanctions by the European Union Russia release by the end of the yearthe government-backed daily reported. Orban, an ally of Putin, frequently opposes sanctions imposed on Russia over its aggression. Ukraine.
Many of the Ukrainians exchanged in the largest prisoner exchange with Russia since the start of the aggression show signs of violent tortureUkrainian military intelligence chief said on Thursday. On Wednesday, Ukraine announced the exchange of a record 215 jailed soldiers Russiaincluding the fighters who led the defense of the Azovstal Ironworks in Mariupol, which has become a symbol of Ukrainian resistance.
British Foreign Secretary James Cleverley said he was “not surprised” by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov’s withdrawal from a UN Security Council meeting. “Mr Lavrov does not want to hear this council’s collective condemnation,” Cleverley said at the United Nations.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has strongly condemned Russia for the “totally unacceptable” nuclear threat. At the beginning of a UN Security Council meeting, the day after Putin raised the stakes in invading Ukraine, Mr Guterres spoke of Moscow’s plans to annex parts of Ukraine. It was a violation of the UN Charter and international law.
Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov Denies report that non-disclosure clause in Putin’s mobilization order stipulated 1 million reserve troops enlisted to fight in Ukraine. “This is a lie,” said Peskov in response to Reported by Novaya Gazeta.
five british Meet a family liberated from Russia After months of imprisonment, they were feared to be executed for fighting for Ukraine. major diplomatic efforts were delayed Liberation of five Britons He was released from Russia to Saudi Arabia on Wednesday along with two Americans, a Moroccan, a Croatian and a Swede.