war is no longer just a televised event for the Russians

war is no longer just a televised event for the Russians
war is no longer just a televised event for the Russians

The Ukrainian president called on the Russians to resist partial mobilization.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky urged the Russians to resist the partial mobilization he had ordered Vladimir Putinand his decision sparked many protests and prompted mass departures from the country. “In these six months of war, 55,000 Russian soldiers died (…),” Zelensky said in his regular nightly address. “You want more? No? Then protest. Fight. Run. Or surrender to the Ukrainian army,” he urged.

More than 1,300 people were arrested in protests across Russia against the partial mobilization on Wednesday.

He accused the Russians of being complicit in crimes in Ukraine. “You are already complicit in all these crimes, murders and tortures of Ukrainians. Because you were silent. Because you are silent,” the Ukrainian president also said. And continued: “And now it’s time to choose: for men in Russia, it’s a choice to die or live, to become disabled or to keep healthy. For women in Russia, it’s a choice to lose their husbands, sons, grandsons forever, or still try to protect from death, from war, from one person (Putin).”

In his address to the Ukrainians, Zelensky said that Russia’s partial mobilization is a sign of Kiev’s strength. According to him, this means that the war will no longer be just a televised event for the Russians, but will enter real life. Putin ordered the partial mobilization on Wednesday, a day after pro-Russian authorities announced referendums on joining Russia in four regions of Ukraine occupied by Russian forces. Referendums in Luhansk, Donetsk, Kherson and Zaporizhia begin today and are expected to last until Tuesday.

The article is in Slovenian

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