MORE than 100 protestors have been arrested across Russia in protest of Putin’s escalation of war as he moblised 300,000 troops.
On social media, people gathered and held protest signs after the despot confirmed Russia would trigger a “partial mobilisation” consisting of reserve troops – all of which will be conscripted to join the Ukraine war – after saying the West had “crossed the line”.
He said: “I stress it is partial-mobilisation. Only those who are in reserve will be conscripted.”
The terrifying broadcast had prompted world leaders to react, with Joe Biden accusing Putin of attempting “to erase a sovereign state from the map” in a mission that’s aim is “extinguishing Ukraine’s right to exist as a state, plain and simple”.
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