It is ” exaggeration ” to speak of an exodus of Russians fleeing the country after President Vladimir Putin spoke of the partial mobilization of 300,000 reservists to be sent to Ukraine to fight. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said at a press conference. Regarding the arrested protesters, who according to the NGO Ovd-Info were asked to report for military service, Peskov said that “this is not against the law”. Meanwhile, Duma president Vyacheslav Volodin asked deputies to respond to the call for partial mobilization made by Russian President Vladimir Putin and to participate in the war in Ukraine. “Those who qualify for partial mobilization should contribute, with their participation, to the special military operation,” Volodin wrote on Telegram. “The deputies do not enjoy any particular protection” and the mobilization for “national defense” concerns them too, he added. In particular, he recalled that there are already some parliamentarians engaged in Donbass, in eastern Ukraine.
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