The saboteurs have set fire to registration offices in Russia after the country’s President Vladimir Putin announced that it will be partially removed. Partisans inside Russia targeted military offices after the announcement, according to the Rospartizan Telegram channel. Military offices burned overnight in St. Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod and in the city of Tolyatti.
A call to fire military registration and enlistment offices was made through the Telegram channel after that Putin to Russians from the gathering decree.
The message read: “From now on, military registration and enlistment offices, mobile campaign centers and other buildings of the Ministry of War are the main target of the partisan movement.
“Prepare Molotov cocktails, stock up on combustible and dry alcohol and get ready.
“Head to the site with archives, destroy documents: Let them search for fathers, husbands, and brothers to give them their death certificates in person. From now on, hitting a military commissar earns respect in the movement.”
Russian men have rushed for the borders following Putin’s order with traffic at border crossings with Finland and Georgia surging. Air ticket prices from Moscow have also increased.
Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland have been turning Russians away from crossings since midnight on Monday, saying they should not travel while their country is at war with Ukraine.
Flight tickets out of Moscow cost over £4,440 ($5,000) one way to the nearest overseas locations with most tickets sold out over the next few days.
Social media groups have also appeared offering advice on how to get out of Russia. One Russian news site listed “where to run away from Russia right now”.
Mr Peskov dismissed reports of an exodus of draft-age men as exaggerated.
Meanwhile, former Conservative Defense Minister Dr Andrew Murrison has suggested that Kyiv and its allies should try to offer Putin something that will “enable him to save face”.
Dr Murrison told the House of Commons: “Unless we are going to defeat Russia in classical terms – which is unlikely and desirable – there has to be an off-ramp to allow Putin to construct a narrative that will goes down well among and through its population. the media, which he controls.”
He continued: “It is not acceptable to say that we cannot offer something out of this to Putin that will enable him to save face and therefore get whatever is through with his population.”
Defense Minister James Heappey replied: “I’m not sure I completely agree with (Dr Murrison). If Putin was looking for an off-ramp, he’s had plenty of opportunities to calm down and claim victory at some points along the route.
“In the 48 hours immediately following the mobilization of Russian society, which is clear progress, I am certainly not – representing His Majesty’s Government – going to stand here and say that he deserves any further opportunities to get rid of ramp when he has made his decision on what should come next.”