'I don't want to die': Russians flee abroad after Putin's call-up

September 23, 2022

Advertising Read more"I don't want to go to the war," he told AFP. "It's wrong to go to war in the 21st century -- to put it mildly," Alexei, 39, told AFP. "It was busy in the morning and at night, but now it's starting to calm down," Elias Laine, a border guard there told AFP. A 23-year-old project manager from Moscow told AFP the mobilisation had pushed forward his plans to leave Russia by October. And back in Yerevan, another Russian who had managed to get out said he was "shocked" by Putin's mobilisation announcement.