The New York Times reports:
The Kremlin has dispatched still more forces to shore up its faltering war effort, but the units are headed not to Ukraine but to Russia’s borders with other countries, where on Tuesday they were confronting young Russian men trying to join an exodus out of the country.
As the avenues for Russians to escape a draft order issued last week narrowed, the Federal Security Service sent armored vehicles to the frontiers, where some men waiting to flee were being served military call-up papers, the state news media reported.
The rush to the borders began within hours of President Vladimir V. Putin’s announcement last week of a military call-up affecting hundreds of thousands of Russians, and the flow has gotten only bigger since then.
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The Kremlin has dispatched more forces to shore up its faltering war effort, but the units are headed not to Ukraine but to Russia’s borders with other countries, where they were confronting young Russian men trying to join an exodus out of the country. https://t.co/U3oPU9UF8P
— The New York Times (@nytimes) September 28, 2022
#SatelliteImagery from September 25, 2022 shows a large traffic jam of vehicles leaving #Russia and attempting to cross the border into #Georgia, at the Lars checkpoint, following Russian President Putin’s mobilization order for the war in #Ukraine. pic.twitter.com/iHUsC8hYs2
— Maxar Technologies (@Maxar) September 26, 2022
Damn INSANE drone footage in the sky showing you the traffic between the border crossing of #Lars in #Russia and the country of #Georgia, after Russian men are fleeing their country to not to be drafted for the war in #Ukraine.
The traffic jam has now been pilled up to 30KM… pic.twitter.com/hZuq7pwbSP
— Sotiri Dimpinoudis (@sotiridi) September 25, 2022