This Saturday there have been new arrests during the mobilizations against the mobilization of reservists for the Armed Forces of Vladimir Putin, according to various civil rights organizations. More than 700 people have been arrested during protests against the invasion of Ukraine.
Photos and videos published by independent media show protesters being detained in Khabarovsk, Novosibirsk, Irkuts, Tomsk and Chita in Siberia. Banners with slogans such as “we are not meat” are also seen.
There are also protests scheduled for the afternoon in the capital, Moscow, and in Saint Petersburg.
The protests began after the order of the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, of a partial mobilization to reinforce the Armed Forces after the recent setbacks in the war in Ukraine. On the first day of mobilizations, more than 1,400 people were arrested, according to the balance of the civil rights organization OVD-Info.
The cities of Russia These days have been filled with demonstrations against the invasion of Ukraine and against the partial mobilization of 300,000 civilians as conscripts. This Friday, the first day of demonstrations, there were 1,400 arrests across the country of Russian citizens as they participated in these protests. Many of them, as their families have denounced, were taken to the police station and there they were given a summons: they had to appear within 24 hours at a military barracks to forcibly enlist in Putin’s levies.
Russia admits that in the invasion of Ukraine more than 6.000 of their military. Ukraine says they are around 50.000. Pentagon intelligence estimates that the total number of casualties reaches 80.000, but to the computation they add the deceased and those disabled due to serious injuries. Be that as it may, being Russian and going to war against Ukraine put yourself in grave danger of death. Hence, the Putin government uses partial mobilization as punishment to those of its citizens who do not agree with the military campaign that began last February.
This is confirmed by the complaints they are making family and friends of people who have participated in some of the massive demonstrations against the invasion of Ukraine and who were arrested for it.