Russian President Vladimir Putin addressed the nation after the 4 separatist regions in eastern Ukraine voted for a referendum to join Russia. During his speech, Putin announced that he had declared a partial military mobilization.
The mobilization will take effect from today. “West does not want peace” “The West does not want peace between Russia and Ukraine. It is trying to destroy our country.
Our main goal is the liberation of Donbas. We will use all kinds of weapons to protect our territorial integrity. We have too many weapons to counter, this is not a bluff.” .
10 years imprisonment for a soldier who surrendered to the enemy On the other hand, the bill to increase the prison sentence for those fleeing military mobilization in Russia was passed by the Duma, the lower house of the Russian parliament.
According to the bill, which was amended by the draft law passed in the Duma, soldiers who voluntarily surrendered to the enemy army could be sentenced to 10 years in prison, and those who plundered in war could be sentenced to 15 years in prison.
The prison sentence for evading military duty during mobilization was also increased from 5 years to 10 years.
Russians flocked to the airport
On the other hand, the declaration of mobilization caused panic among the people of the country.
When the Russians, who wanted to flee the country, flocked to the airport, the plane tickets were sold out and their prices increased 5 times.
“The West has divided the USSR, it’s Russia’s turn”
Headlines from Russian President Putin’s statements;
“The purpose of the West is to weaken, divide and destroy Russia, they directly divided the USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics) in 1991, and now the time has come for Russia.
Our aim is to liberate Donbas. The main objectives of the special operation did not change, Luhansk was completely liberated, Donetsk partially.
Allied forces in Donbas are liberating Donetsk lands step by step, acting systematically, protecting their personnel.
“We had to take the decision of a military operation against Ukraine”
The West started a war in 2014, turning the Ukrainian people into a cannon. The West does not want peace between Ukraine and Russia.
The decision of a preventive military operation in Ukraine was absolutely necessary and the only possible decision, we had to take it. We could not leave the people of Donbas alone morally.
We support the independence decisions of Ukraine’s Donbas, Zaporizhia and Kherson regions.
“Western countries are displaying all threats”
The West has crossed every line, irresponsible politicians talk about the supply of offensive weapons to Ukraine, equipment attacks against Russia.
Western countries are displaying all threats against us, including nuclear blackmail.”