The president of the RF, Putin and defence minister Shoigu repeated the same thing that the country's propaganda does daily. The administrators claimed that the Russian army suffered 5.937 casualties in the first 7 months of the war but announced a partial mobilization. 300.000 Russian reservists will be called to Ukraine. This forced the inhabitants of the aggressor country not only to write indignant comments under the news about the call but also to seek ways to avoid mobilization, as well as to try to leave the country.
Estonia, one of the countries neighbouring Russia, immediately announced that it would not allow Russian men to cross the border. Prime minister of Estonia Kaya Kallas said that the country will not grant asylum to those Russians who want to avoid partial mobilization.
Latvia has joined such an initiative. Minister of foreign affairs of the country Edgars Rinkevics said they do not intend to issue visas to Russian evaders.
"For security reasons, Latvia will not issue humanitarian or other types of visas to those Russian citizens who evade mobilization, nor will it change the restrictions on crossing the border for Russian citizens with Schengen visas introduced since September 19," said the minister.