Russia Reserve Troops: No need to die for Putin…

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Russia Reserve Troops: No need to die for Putin…

Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced the deployment of 300,000 reserve troops. Since then, there have been fierce protests in Russia. In the capital Moscow, the largest industrial city of St. Petersburg, a large number of people took to the streets and demonstrated. An independent watchdog group claimed that hundreds of people involved in rallies against the deployment of reserve troops in these two cities have been arrested. Protesters in Moscow also raised slogans of ‘No to War, Life to our Children, No Mobilization’. After Putin’s order for this military deployment, it is feared that the Ukraine war may flare up further.

The protesters said – we do not want to kill people
A student named Vasily Fedorov, who was involved in this demonstration, said that everyone is scared. I want peace, I don’t want to shoot people with rifles. But, it is very dangerous to come out now, otherwise many more people will die. Oksana Sidorenko, a student, said that I had come to say that I am against war and mobilization of soldiers. Why are they deciding my future for me? I am scared for myself, for my brother.

People took to the streets across the country, many arrested
Despite harsh laws against the Russian military and criticism of the war, protests took place across the country. According to the independent Russian human rights group OVD-Info, more than 1,300 Russians were arrested in anti-war demonstrations in 38 cities. Russian news agency Interfax quoted the Interior Ministry as saying that police had foiled attempts to organize protests and hold rallies without permission. All demonstrations have been stopped and violators arrested.

Anti-War Appeal – No need to die for Putin
Earlier, the anti-war movement Vesna Youth Democratic Movement had called for demonstrations. Vesna, referring to the Russo-Ukraine war, said in an appeal on his website, “We call on the soldiers to refuse to participate in the special operations of the Russian army and surrender as soon as possible. You have to die for Putin.” Not needed. In Russia you are needed by those who love you. For the authorities you are like cannon fodder, where you will be wasted without any meaning or purpose.

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