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Putin orders partial military call-up, sparking protests

The move also sent some Russians scrambling to buy plane tickets to flee the country

 

September 22, 2022

Associated Press

In this image made from video released by the Russian Presidential Press Service, Russian President Vladimir Putin addresses the nation in Moscow on Wednesday.

KYIV, Ukraine - Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a partial mobilization of reservists Wednesday to bolster his forces in Ukraine, a deeply unpopular move that sparked rare protests across the country and led to almost 1,200 arrests.

The risky order follows humiliating setbacks for Putin's troops nearly seven months after they invaded Ukraine. The first such call-up in Russia since World War II heightened tensions with Ukraine's Western backers, who derided it as an act of weakness and desperation.

The move also sent some Russians scrambling to buy plane tickets to flee the country.

https://www.startribune.com/putin-orders-partial-military-call-up-sparking-protests/600208826/

 

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