As they celebrate mobilization
Putin fans are suddenly taken away
Vladimir Putin’s announcement of partial mobilization made waves. While some refuse to go to war, others can hardly wait. Now a video shows Kremlin sympathizers celebrating the mobilization and being taken away shortly afterwards.
On Wednesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a partial mobilization.
Almost seven months after the start of the war against Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin (69) ordered partial mobilization on Wednesday. 300,000 Russian reservists also have to take up arms.
While thousands of Russians took to the streets after his announcement and demonstrated against the forced mobilization, some young Russians can hardly wait to go to war. A Twitter video distributed by “Focus” shows several Putin supporters who are positive about the partial mobilization: “We will go to war and defend Russia,” says the one with “Russian Army” written on his sweater.
«I am for Russia»
They are pro-Russia and would go to war tomorrow, the Kremlin sympathizer continued. Where exactly it goes is not important for him. “It doesn’t matter to Ukraine. What the hell does it matter. I’m for Russia,” stresses the Putin fan again.
But suddenly the situation takes a surprising turn: Suddenly the men are arrested and taken away by the police. A number of other police officers stand around them, even equipped with protective visors. The situation seems hectic. Passers-by whip out their cellphones to capture the absurd scenes of Russian police officers dragging Putin supporters towards a bus.
Now many are talking about panic
Despite the numerous protests that have broken out in Russia as a result of Putin’s partial mobilization, the country’s authorities are rigorously implementing the decree to draft at least 300,000 reservists for the war in Ukraine.
Many received the red slip with the request to go to the military district command on Wednesday, shortly after Putin’s speech. Although many people in Russia have looked on with indifference towards the war and confirmed their support for Putin, the mood could now change.
After Putin’s speech, many Russians rushed to the airports to fly to Armenia and Turkey, for example. As soon as the Russian invasion began in February, many Russians had fled and sought exile abroad. But now many are talking about panic.
With the conscription into the army, the Russian leadership wants to replenish the army after the heavy losses in the war of aggression against Ukraine.
Unverified videos on the Internet showed that the authorities in the Siberian republics of Buryatia and Sakha were already drafting many young men into the military on Thursday. According to expert estimates, the Russian army has deployed a disproportionately large number of members of national minorities in Ukraine. (dzc/SDA)