The dramas of mobilization. A sergeant fled Russia, leaving a pregnant wife at home: My heart ached when I received the order

The dramas of mobilization. A sergeant fled Russia, leaving a pregnant wife at home: My heart ached when I received the order
The dramas of mobilization. A sergeant fled Russia, leaving a pregnant wife at home: My heart ached when I received the order

The partial mobilization decreed by Vladimir Putin brings to the fore the dramas of reservists forced to go to the front. A 29-year-old man fled Russia, leaving his pregnant wife at home. Oleg, 29 years old, told in an interview for The Guardian, quoted by digi24.ro, that he will not let Putin turn him into a criminal.

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With tears in his eyes, the young man said he did not know when he would be able to return to Russia. “My heart ached when I received the summons order. But I knew I didn’t have time to waster,” he said. He quickly packed all his belongings and booked a one-way ticket to Orenburg, a city in southern Russia, close to the border with Kazakhstan, where he will pick up the car.

I have no idea when I will set foot in Russia again”he added in a telephone interview Thursday from Orenburg airport.

The man leaves behind his wife, who is due to give birth next week. “I will miss the most important day of my life. But I just won’t let Putin turn me into a criminal in a war I don’t want to be a part of“, declared Oleg.

People began to flee en masse

On September 21, people began fleeing Russia en masse after President Putin signed a decree on partial mobilization for the war with Ukraine. Civilians leave the country by plane, bus, personal cars and even on foot, crossing borders with EU countries.

Vladimir Putin announced on September 21 that he signed the order on the partial mobilization in the Russian Federation of 300,000 reservists for the war against Ukraine.

After this announcement, Russians rushed to buy their plane tickets to Istanbul, Tbilisi and Yerevan. The tickets were sold out within hours.

Germany, prepared to receive Russian defectors

Nancy Faeser, the German interior minister, said in an interview, which was published on Thursday, that Germany is ready to receive deserters from the Russian army “threatened with serious repression“, reports AFP, according to Agerpres.

Her statement comes the day after Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the partial mobilization, which targets around 300,000 men with combat experience and military expertise.

Those who bravely oppose Putin and thus put themselves in great danger can apply for political asylum in Germany“, said Faeser in the interview for the Sunday edition of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper.

The article is in Romanian

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