More than 400,000 Russians flee to Kazakhstan since beginning of mobilisation




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  • 2022-11-29 11:15:24Z
  • By Ukrayinska Pravda
 

Since 21 September, when Russian President Vladimir Putin announced partial mobilisation in the country, more than 400,000 Russians have entered Kazakhstan.

Source: Interfax, the Russian news agency with reference to Tamara Duisenova, the Kazakh Minister of Labour and Social Protection of the Population

Quote from Duisenova: "According to operative information that we exchange every day, a little more than 400,000 Russians arrived, a little more than 320,000 left, and about 100,000 Russians are still here."

Details: More than 200,000 Russian citizens entered Kazakhstan, at the same time 147,000 left from 21 September [when Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a partial mobilisation - ed.] to 4 October.

Background:

  • On 21 September, Vladimir Putin, the President of Russia, announced partial mobilisation. Reportedly, it was planned to mobilise 300 reservists in Russia.

  • Right after the announcement of partial mobilisation, Russians bought all tickets for direct flights for 21 September to Istanbul and Yerevan. The prices for plane tickets to the so-called safe countries reached their maximum.

  • Russians started massively fleeing to Kazakhstan, Georgia and other countries.

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