Russia wants more troops for ‘special military operation’ in Ukraine Russian President Vladimir Putin has therefore ordered the country’s 300,000 reserve troops to be called up.
Russian citizens began to leave the country immediately after the news of Putin’s issuance of the order on Wednesday. In particular, reports of young people of fighting age fleeing the country are increasing, the Kremlin said.
A photo circulating on social media shows a line of vehicles with Russian number plates crossing the border at the Upper Lars checkpoint on the Georgia-Russia border. Due to the accumulation of many stones, there is a long traffic jam.
Two people who recently crossed the border told the BBC that there was a line of cars at least 5 kilometers long on the Russian side of the border.
Tickets for flights from Russia to foreign countries also sold out quickly after Putin’s announcement, the BBC reported.
A lot of people are searching by typing the question ‘how to leave Russia’ on Google.
According to the BBC, a group of young people traveling to the border in a minivan from the city of Stavropol in Russia are jumping in the car. They have been waiting at the border for seven hours, desperately trying to get an internet connection. To let loved ones know they have reached the border safely.