• Escape from Russia as men fear call-up to fight in Ukraine

    11 days ago - By Boston Herald

    ISTANBUL - Military-aged men fled Russia in droves Friday, filling planes and causing traffic jams at border crossings to avoid being rounded up to fight in Ukraine following the Kremlin's partial military mobilization.
    Queues stretching for 6 miles formed on a road leading to the southern border with Georgia, according to Yandex Maps, a Russian online map service.
    The lines of cars were so long at the border with Kazakhstan that some people abandoned their vehicles and proceeded on foot - just as some Ukrainians did after Russia invaded their country on Feb. 24.
    Meanwhile, dozens of...
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