Russian men between the ages of 18 and 65 can be banned from leaving the country, martial law may be imposed

Whether the announcement of Vladimir Putin’s economic mobilization will have an effect in Ukraine and Western countries is a matter of future, but it is beginning to be seen in Russia. The Russian people are leaving the country after hearing Putin’s announcement. All flights out of Russia are almost completely booked. Meanwhile, there have also been reports that Russian Airlines has banned ticket booking for men between the age of 18 and 65 years. Airlines fear that martial law may be imposed in the country at any time. In fact, Putin has announced by signing the economic mobilization that reservists will be deployed.

Flights out of Russia are almost completely booked. According to popular Russian website Aviales, direct flights to cities in Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan and neighboring countries of Kazakhstan were sold out as of Wednesday. Turkish Airlines said on its website that flights to Istanbul, an important travel hub for to and from Russia, have been booked in advance as of Saturday.

Several news outlets and journalists said on Twitter that Russian airlines had stopped selling tickets to men between the ages of 18 and 65 (the age of war participants, according to the Russian government), fearing that martial law might be imposed. Is. Fortune has said in a report that only youths who have obtained approval from the Russian Defense Ministry will be allowed to leave the country.

Voting in many provinces including Luhansk

The outlet further added that there is also a possibility that referendums will be held in Luhansk and Donetsk provinces later this week to give Putin an opportunity to officially annex those parts of Ukraine and make it official Russian territory. After Putin’s address on Wednesday, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu claimed that 300,000 men could be called up for service.

In the war with Ukraine, even the western countries were targeted

Russia’s “special military operation” in Ukraine, which has been going on for more than six months, has claimed thousands of lives and displaced millions. But Putin is still refusing to stop the war, even accusing the West of “blackmail and intimidation.”

Wagner Group is recruiting the army

There are reports that this move of Russia is disappointing. According to The Guardian, Yevgeny Prigozhin, the head of an organization called the Wagner Group, which the Russian government continues to test against its enemies, is being recruited for the Russian military.

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