Lukashenko tries to console Putin amid mass flight of Russians




  • In World
  • 2022-09-26 15:27:00Z
  • By The New Voice of Ukraine
Alexander Lukashenko assumed that about 50,000 Russians would flee the Russian Federation
Alexander Lukashenko assumed that about 50,000 Russians would flee the Russian Federation  

During an unscheduled visit to Moscow, Lukashenko decided to publicly raise the unpleasant topic with the head of the Kremlin so that he could share his personal experience of having people flee his dictatorship.

Read also: Man sets himself on fire in Russia's Ryazan to escape mobilization

"It's fine if 30,000 leave, it's fine if even 50,000 leave," Lukashenko said, cheerfully trying to console Putin, who sat listening glumly.

Independent Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta reported on Sept. 26 that according to its sources in Russia's FSB security service, some 261,000 Russian men have left Russia in recent days.

Read also: Military commissar shot in Russia during mobilization meeting - video

"And what if they had stayed - would they have been considered 'our people'? Let them run!" Lukashenko continued.

"I don't know how you feel about this... I didn't worry too much when several thousand left in 2020. They're asking to come back. Most of them say 'Take us back.' And yours will come back too. You just have to decide what to do with them. Either let them come back here, or let them stay over there."

Putin early on Sept. 21 declared a partial mobilization in Russia and his readiness to use nuclear weapons in the event of a "threat to the territorial integrity" of Russia.

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, in a later address, announced that 300,000 reservists would be called up during the partial mobilization.

Read also: Putin plans to mobilize a lot more than 300,000 troops, analyst says

After that, Russians rushed to buy tickets to other countries en masse to avoid being called up for the war in Ukraine.

In turn, the Kremlin's puppet in Chechnya, warlord Ramzan Kadyrov, said that he was not going to mobilize locals as the republic had already "surpassed the target" for raising troops for the Kremlin's war on Ukraine.

COMMENTS

More Related News

Russia firing unarmed missiles to deplete Ukraine air defense, says U.S. military official
Russia firing unarmed missiles to deplete Ukraine air defense, says U.S. military official

Russia is firing unarmed cruise missiles that were designed to carry nuclear warheads at targets in Ukraine to try to deplete Kyiv's stocks of air defenses, ...

Ukraine Latest: US Weighs Terrorism Label for the Wagner Group
Ukraine Latest: US Weighs Terrorism Label for the Wagner Group

(Bloomberg) -- The Biden administration is weighing whether to label Russia's Wagner Group as a foreign terrorist organization, two people familiar with the ...

Russia
Russia's Medvedev warns NATO over supplying Ukraine with Patriot systems

Medvedev, who once cast himself as a liberal moderniser as president from 2008 to 2012, has increasingly emerged as one of the most hawkish proponents of...

China ready for
China ready for 'closer partnership' with Russia in energy
  • World
  • 2022-11-29 14:26:11Z

China is ready to "forge closer partnership" with Russia in energy, a state news agency quoted President Xi Jinping as saying in a letter Tuesday...

AP Interview: IMF chief urges targeted COVID policy in China
AP Interview: IMF chief urges targeted COVID policy in China
  • World
  • 2022-11-29 12:36:17Z

It is time for China to move away from massive lockdowns and toward a more targeted approach to COVID-19, the head of the International Monetary Fund said...

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

Cancel reply

Comments

  • Patna escort service
    (2022-09-27 07:34:06Z)

    Patna is most popular city of Bihar. If you are visiting Bihar you must visit Patna. While your stay at patna you can enjoy your day and night with beautiful female escorts in Patna. Our Professional Call Girls in Patna will provide you out of the world experiane. Patna Independent Escort’s Heavenly and lovely Touch will make your stay memorable.If You are feeling lonely during your stay at Patna then you must hire our Patna call girls, Independent escorts patna, college call girls patna. Our female escorts in patna will bring charm to your boring stay at patna.
    Your privacy is most important for us. Our Independent Female Escorts in Patna are from diverse background and our call girl in patna will provide complete privacy to you. We provide best call girl service in patna.

    REPLY
  • Jalandhar escort service
    (2022-09-28 10:22:56Z)

    Every people who is examining for warmth and satisfaction is independent to share his musings here with our master services. guarantees delight searchers to appreciate the best period of their life today with our services. From fulfilling your natural inclinations to deal with your satisfaction, our association guarantees everything that you have wanted to take beforehand. Jalandhar Independent Escorts packs fabulous notoriety by giving the top class escort benefits in the city. As of late, Jalandhar Escorts Girl Of office Got prominence and consideration for our quality assistance. Our escorts in Jalandhar are the most delightful women at your administration who mean to fulfill your needs and wants. We are pleased to associate our customers with the ravishing free escorts in the city.

    REPLY

Top News: World