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Young Russians are afraid of mobilization? Googling “how to leave Russia” and “how to leave the army”

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The Russian part of the Internet was disturbed by, among others, Anonymous hackers. “A huge jump in Google queries,” they wrote on Twitter and showed screenshots. “Are the watchers [tak Rosjanie przeciwni wojnie nazywają pseudopatriotów będących zwolennikami Putina; słowo wzięło się od wacianej kurtki “kufajki” – red.] will they rethink their support? ”they asked.

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“Young Russians are a wall for mobilization” – the person running the Polish profile “Emotions in the Internet” mocked.

The big googling of ways to flee or avoid a fight came after reports that Vladimir Putin may soon order mobilization. – We are aware of reports that President Putin may be preparing to undertake mobilization measures. Like the fraudulent annexation plans, this also reflects the difficulties Russia is facing in Ukraine, said Jake Sullivan, US National Security Adviser.

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Earlier, we informed that the authorities of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics as well as the Russian-occupied Kherson and Zaporizhia oblasts plan to hold referenda on joining these regions to Russia.

According to the independent Russian newspaper “”, on Tuesday, September 20, the State Duma received a bill introducing the notions of “mobilization” and “martial law” into the Criminal Code and immediately passed unanimously in all readings.

Amendments to the Russian Penal Code. What are the risks of refusing to fight?

According to the document, Russians may face up to three years in prison (or even up to 10 years if this would lead to serious consequences) for refusing to fight. The same is for the person who voluntarily submits to the punishment. According to Ria Novosti, the document is to be approved by the Federation Council on Wednesday 21 September and submitted to Vladimir Putin for signature.

Currently, non-compliance with the order of a superior in military service is punishable by up to two years’ imprisonment, and in the case of more serious consequences – up to five years. Until now, the Code did not provide for penalties for refusing to participate in hostilities.

The penalty for desertion will be increased from seven to ten years in the event of an offense committed “during mobilization or martial law, during war or under conditions of armed conflict, or in combat”. Previously, there were no provisions on “mobilization” and “a state of emergency” in the Penal Code.

Source: Gazeta

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