Russians take to the streets to protest Vladimir Putin: “No conscription”
Protests have erupted in some parts of Russia following Russian President Vladimir Putin’s call-up of reservists to escalate the war in Ukraine, according to reports.
According to the Latvian news website Medusa, the authorities are cracking down on protests that have erupted in major Russian cities.
Dozens of people took to the streets of Rokutska in Russia’s Far East Siberia and Uvanupat. There were also reports of protests in cabarets and racquets.
In a pre-recorded speech on Wednesday morning, Putin said, in part, the call for military service. “Experienced reservists and veterans associated with some military knowledge” are being called up to join the war.
Medusa’s separate report also that Moscow government law enforcement officials are discussing the possibility of taking action against the protesters.
The punishment could be “up to 15 years in prison,” according to the attorney general’s office.