Russians flee to Georgia to escape Putin’s conscription order as troops arrest 2,000 protesters

Russian opposition to Putin’s mobilisation continues to grow, with families fleeing to Georgia to escape conscription and more than 2,000 protesters arrested since Wednesday.

And now even Vladimir Putin’s allies are speaking out against the way civilians are being conscripted, with officers having resorted to using stun guns and truncheons on protesting crowds in recent days.

The speaker of Russia’s upper house Valentina Matvienko said ‘such excesses are absolutely unacceptable’, adding: ‘I…

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