FSB sends armored vehicles to checkpoint where Russians are trying to flee to Georgia
FSB wants to prevent Russians are fleeing to Georgia (Photo:Dozhd television channel)
The Kremlin has deployed armored vehicles at the Verkhniy Lars border checkpoint, where Russians are fleeing to Georgia to escape mobilization for the war on Ukraine, video posted on social media on Sept. 26 shows.
“The armored personnel carrier is going there, but it is not going to set up a checkpoint, it is, roughly speaking, a reserve just in case the reservists want to break through the checkpoint and leave the country without completing any border formalities,” Russian news medium RBC reported, quoting Russian security officials.
Russian dictator Vladimir Putin early on Sept. 21 declared a partial mobilization in Russia and his readiness to use nuclear weapons in the event of a “threat to the territorial integrity” of Russia.
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, in a later address, announced that 300,000 reservists would be called up during the partial mobilization.
After that, Russians rushed to buy tickets to other countries en masse to avoid being called up for the war in Ukraine.
In turn, the Kremlin’s puppet in Chechnya, warlord Ramzan Kadyrov, said that he was not going to mobilize locals as the republic had already “surpassed the target.”
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