Conscripts in the Russian Federation break their legs to avoid being mobilized
A young Russian man who wants to avoid getting conscripted in Putin’s war asked his friend to break his leg.
More than 1,300 protesters were arrested in 38 towns on Wednesday, and on Saturday evening more than 740 were detained in over 30 towns and cities from St. Petersburg to Siberia, according to the independent monitoring group OVD-Info.
Russia plans to boost its invasion force to fight against Ukraine and dozens of men aged 18 to 35 have been banned from leaving the regions.
The military call-up caused widespread protests in the country and panicked young men have been taking extreme measures to avoid the war.
“Running away from this criminal mobilization is better than being maimed and then having to answer in court for having taken part in an aggressive war,” he said in Russian in a video address on Saturday.
Russia officially counts millions of former conscripts as reservists – most of the male population of fighting age – and Wednesday’s decree announcing the “partial mobilization” gave no criteria for who would be called up.
Reports have surfaced of men with no military experience or past draft age receiving call-up papers, adding to the outrage that has revived dormant – and banned – anti-war demonstrations
Some are marrying mothers with children, others are signing up as carers for elderly people. One even burnt himself earlier this week to protest the partial mobilization. A young conscript was seen on video shooting a recruitment officer in a military recruitment center.
Many have also been seen trying to flee the country.
A desperate young man who wanted to avoid being called up to the army asked his friend to break his leg.
In a video shared online, the man is seen sitting at the bottom of the stairs with his feet on the steps. Seconds later, his friend comes jumping down the stairs and sits on his thigh, cracking his bones.
Russian man screams in pain as his friend breaks his leg to avoid going to war (video)
The man screams in pain and curls to one side as he holds onto the leg.
“Conscripts in the Russian Federation break their legs to avoid being mobilized,” the video caption.
This is one of the many examples of what young Russians think of Putin’s plan to invade Ukraine.
One man told the Economist: “We have fallen into hell – that’s how I see it.”
Watch the video below.
Conscripts in the Russian Federation break their legs to avoid being mobilized pic.twitter.com/DJzUJzrIrA
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