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A haunting video has emerged today showing a Russian girl sobbing uncontrollably as her conscript father boards a bus to join the Ukraine invasion amid Vladimir Putin’s mass mobilisation push.
The Russian President has paved the way for up to 1million Russians to be conscripted into the armed forces and sent to fight in Ukraine, it has been claimed, as a group of enlistees from Stary Oskol in Belgorod region were videoed being taken away into their military service.
The footage records a child, seemingly a girl, shouting – but not seen – after one of the conscripts saying: ‘Papa, goodbye. Please come back. Papa, bye, Papa… Papa…?’
It is not clear which of the men in the crowd is the child’s father in the 30-second video clip, but the child is heard repeatedly sobbing and calling, “Papa, papa,” as the men are seen being herded onto a bus to be driven away.
This week, Putin announced that 300,000 people would be called up to serve in the war against Ukraine, and sent to the front lines. However, some officials are now saying one million will be forced to serve.
‘Bye daddy. Come back home’
A child is heard bidding farewell to her father and then bursting into tears as Putin’s mobilisation is put into effect in Belgorod region near the border with Ukraine.#Russia #Ukraine pic.twitter.com/LWpcd850Ff
— Danny Armstrong (@DannyWArmstrong) September 22, 2022
Other videos have also been posted to social media of families saying good-bye to their husbands, fathers and sons as they are hauled away to join the Russian army.
— Pjotr Sauer (@PjotrSauer) September 22, 2022
First video showing called-up men in Moscow saying goodbyes to crying mothers. Similar scenes unfolded in hundreds of Russians cities and towns today. Some Moscow reservists I spoke to say they are also leaving for training tonight, likely will be on the frontlines in ~2-3 weeks pic.twitter.com/xhBMNT5Oiv
— Mary Ilyushina (@maryilyushina) September 22, 2022
One journalist tweeted, “In Buratiya, male university students are being taken straight out of classes. Some schools have closed and turned into enlistment offices. Men are being rounded up and conscripted from small villages. This will all look *very* different in Russia’s ethnic republics than in Moscow.”
In Buratiya, male uni students are being taken straight out of classes. Some schools have closed and turned into enlistment offices. Men are being rounded up and conscripted from small villages.
This will all look *very* different in Russia’s ethnic republics than in Moscow.
— Ilya Lozovsky (@ichbinilya) September 22, 2022
Another video is circulating on social media – an old campaign video.
“It’s time to remember Putin’s 2018 campaign video – where the prospects were described, as it were, what would happen if he was not “elected” But now it turned out that it was a video with Putin’s election plan,” one person tweeted.
Время вспомнить агитационный ролик Путина 2018 года — где как бы описывались перспективы, что будет, если его не “изберут”
Но теперь оказалось, то было видео с предвыборным планом Путина pic.twitter.com/hZCRLHP8AE
— Здесь Шепелин (@ilya_shepelin) September 21, 2022
Russian child sobs uncontrollably as her conscript father boards a bus to join Ukraine invasion https://t.co/I0wkSsfTMe
— Daily Mail Online (@MailOnline) September 22, 2022
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