Mass protest against military mobilization in Russia: We don't want to die for Putin!
After Putin's order yesterday for military mobilization, protests broke out in 15 cities of Russia. More than 1,300 people have been arrested so far, foreign media reports. Their ban came as currently in Russia, gatherings are considered illegal and are banned.
Also, in addition to the protests, an influx of Russians abroad has been observed during the last 24 hours. Direct flights planned from Moscow to the capitals of "friendly" countries were sold out immediately.
Ticket prices skyrocketed, according to independent Russian media, which report that the cheapest ticket from Moscow to Dubai cost 300,000 rubles, almost 5,000 euros, which is about five times the average monthly salary in Russia.
In #Moscow , #Russia , there is a #protest rally taking place tonight on Arbat Street against the mobilization, announced by Putin earlier tonight. Protesters chant "No to War!".— Alex Kokcharov (@AlexKokcharov) September 21, 2022
Meanwhile, on the other hand, British Intelligence said that the decision to launch a mobilization of 300,000 reservists "will put Russia in difficulty from a logistical and administrative point of view, and it is unlikely that these new personnel will be operational for months."