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22 Sep 2022

Protests build as Russia serve call up papers to Ukraine frontline

Correspondent

Military officials around Russia have begun serving call-up papers on men of fighting age, just hours after President Putin announced what he called a ‘partial mobilisation’ to bolster his forces in Ukraine.

The Kremlin denied reports that people were fleeing the country to avoid being sent to the frontlines – while activists say more than thirteen hundred people have been detained during protests against the draft.