Russia has reportedly ordered a mass mobilization of some 300,000 reservists after suffering major losses in Ukraine.
On Wednesday, thousands of people rushed to the airports to buy one-way tickets out of the country in an attempt to flee Russia after President Vladimir Putin ordered a partial mobilization of army reservists.
The reservists will reportedly be mobilized to assist in the Russian invasion of Ukraine, whereas some 300,000 soldiers were called upon.
Following the announcement, airports filled up with people, and the prices of one-way tickets out of the country rose to as high as $9,000 per economy ticket due to the sudden increase in demand.
According to the reports, the mobilization decree dictates that the Defense Ministry will come up with the final number of people that will be called to duty.
In response, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu confirmed that some three hundred thousand soldiers would be mobilized. More could follow at a later date.
Putin’s Wednesday speech not only resulted in fears of mass mobilization but also sparked concerns of a nuclear conflict after the Russian strongman threatened “enemies in the West.”
After the speech went viral, anti-war protests erupted across 37 Russian cities and on social media where Russians called for an end to violence in Ukraine and pleaded for the lives of their children to be spared.
“I haven’t gotten a letter from the recruitment office yet, so we left,” a 17-year-old boy named Nikolai said after fleeing his home country and landing in Yerevan, Armenia.
“The tickets didn’t cost too much, as I was probably quick enough. And we got through the border just fine,” his father added as he insisted he wanted to get his son out of the country before he was killed.
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