People enraged by Vladimir Putin's order to 'mobilize troops', the situation in Russia is deteriorating ... more than 1000 people are in police custody
Russian President Vladimir Putin issued an order for Partial Military Mobilization on Wednesday. Protests have started across Russia regarding this. So far, more than 1,300 people have been arrested in these demonstrations. The OVD-Info Monitoring Group has counted at least 1,332 people detained (1,332 People Detained In Russia) from rallies in 38 different cities.
It is being described as Russia's biggest protest since the announcement of Moscow's military intervention in Ukraine in February. Russian journalists said police detained at least 50 people wearing anti-riot gear on the main shopping street. At the same time, in St. Petersburg, the police surrounded a small group of protesters and all were detained one by one.
the deteriorating situation in Russia
The protesters were raising slogans of 'No mobilization' during the protest. During this, a student wearing a pacifist symbol on his chest said that everyone is scared here. He said that it is dangerous to come out at the moment. At the same time, a 60-year-old resident said that he was planning to participate in the rally, but the police have already arrested everyone.
A 20-year-old boy said about the action of the police 'why is the police serving Putin'. During the protest, many people had a fight with the policemen. People said that the future could not be decided for them.
Deployment of 3,00,000 Reserve Troops
At the same time, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that Russia would initially mobilize about 300,000 people, as Putin had warned to use all available military means in Ukraine. This warning came amid tensions among Western countries. Putin said that 300,000 reserve troops will now be deployed in the country.