Newsweek: Russia's neighbors Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan have all threatened their citizens with jail sentences if they join the Ukraine war, hours after Moscow announced it was opening a military recruitment center for foreign fighters.
"Russian President Vladimir Putin is himself giving directions directly to generals in the field, two sources familiar with US and western intelligence said"
“It’s not a partial mobilisation, it’s a 100% mobilisation.” Midnight summons, vodka-fueled farewells, and showdowns at the draft centers. Russia says it’s recruiting 300,000 but the real number could be 3x higher.
Meanwhile, it only took a few hours for another group of mobilised Russians to get dead drunk. "What are we going for? Where are going? F*ck knows!", one concludes.
This also comes as the Estonian Ministry of Defense has ordered Snap Military-Readiness Exercises on its Border with the Russian Federation, these Exercises as set to include multiple units from the Estonian Reserve Army.
In Moscow, men in the street are simply stopped, handed military summonses, asked to show their passports and checked against the database.