More than 2,300 arrested in Russia against Putin’s announced military mobilization

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More than 2,300 people have been arrested in the framework of the protests registered in Russia following the military mobilization decreed by the president, Vladimir Putin, last September 21 on the occasion of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

OVD-Info has indicated that the announcement has also prompted numerous attempts by Russian citizens to move to neighboring countries in an attempt to avoid being sent to the front lines. Voices critical of the Putin government accuse the Kremlin of trying to mobilize mainly men from the poorest and most remote areas of the country.

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On Sunday, at least 101 people were arrested in the town of Makhachkala in Dagestan, in the southwest of the country, during a new protest against the measure.

Several Russian media outlets have shared videos via social networks showing arguments between protesters and Police officers.

Since the military offensive against Kiev began, servicemen from the Dagestan region have suffered numerous casualties. In this regard, regional authorities have indicated that only those with “military training” will be deployed on Ukrainian territory.

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