October 5, 2022

‘Let’s see if I go back’: Departing Russians unsure of return after mobilisation order


Issued on: 22/09/2022 – 16:43Modified: 22/09/2022 – 16:47


People on a flight from Moscow arrive at an airport in Belgrade, Serbia, on September 22, 2022. © Reuters Video by: Sam BALL

A day after President Vladimir Putin declared a partial mobilisation to fight the war in Ukraine, some Russian citizens landing in Serbia on a flight from Moscow on Thursday said they were not sure if they would return to the country for fear of being conscripted. Since the announcement, prices for one-way flights from Russia have skyrocketed and many have sold out completely.

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