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Russian self-immolated to protest Putin draft

A Russian has reportedly set himself on fire in protest at President Vladimir Putin’s announcement to mobilize some soldiers for the ongoing war with Ukraine.

“A Russian man put himself by the fireplace at a bus stop in Ryazan while shouting that he didn’t need to be involved in the Ukrainian war. That same morning, an army commander overseeing conscription in the Siberian city was shot dead, Useless. Tensions in Russia are over ‘mobilization’, Moscow correspondent Andrew Ross guard, wrote on Twitter, sharing a video of the man being escorted by the authorities.

The Russian local information company YA62 also introduced this in the telegram video It wrote that the man set himself on fire at a “Ryazan bus station” and “shouted that he did not need to participate in a specific operation in Ukraine”.

The report came shortly after Putin introduced the partial mobilization of the military at home to assist in the war against Ukraine. In a televised address to the nation, Putin mentioned that people with “determined military expertise and relevant expertise” should be called up to fight. Russian Protection Minister Sergei Shoigu mentioned that these drafters “should not be individuals who have never heard of the army”.

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Law enforcement officers blocked an avenue in St. Petersburg on September 24 after they called for protests against some of the mobilization measures proposed by the Russian president. On September 26, a Russian allegedly set himself on fire in protest against Putin’s mobilization.
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“These are people who have served and have military registration professions and military expertise,” Shoigu said, according to CNN.

However Information week According to the Russian newspaper, the authenticity of the video could not be independently verified, new paperShe reported that more than 90 percent of the bodies of those who put themselves on the fireplace suffered burns.

In addition to the story of a man who set himself on fire, there was another incident earlier Monday in which a man opened fire on a Russian army service site in protest of the mobilization.

“A young man was shot dead at the workplace of army registration and enlistment,” Irkutsk regional governor Igor Kobzev wrote in a post on his Telegram channel.

“I’m ashamed that when this happens, it’s the opposite, we need to come together. We shouldn’t fight each other, we have to fight actual threats,” Put up mentioned. “He will be punished for sure!”

Kobzev also identified one of those arrested as Alexander Vladimirovich Eliseev and mentioned that he was in intensive care after his arrest. “I have instructed to expand the security area. I ask everyone to remain calm,” Kobzev said.

Reuters reported that after Putin announced the mobilization, there were many protests across Russia. At least 101 protesters were arrested on Sunday, Reuters quoted human rights group OVD-Information as saying.

Information week Comments have been sought from the Russian Foreign Ministry.

Russians set themselves on fire to protest Putin’s draft

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