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Putin’s partial call-up sells out Russian flights

Putin's statement fills flights departing Russia

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Many Russians are leaving their houses after President Vladimir Putin announced that Russia would partially mobilize its military in its conflict with Ukraine. Many Russians are worried after yesterday’s (20 September) televised address, in which the Russian president ordered the country’s first mobilization since World War II.

"Putin's statement fills flights departing Russia"
Putin’s statement fills flights departing Russia

Many people are evacuating Ukraine to avoid being drafted into the conflict there.

Airfare from Russia to visa-free destinations even sold out:

As a result, airfare from Russia to visa-free destinations like Turkey has skyrocketed and even sold out. Direct flights from Moscow to Turkey, Azerbaijan, and Armenia were been sold out until at least Saturday (24 September).

Additionally, RBC stated in the same Telegram message that Russian airlines Aeroflot and S7 are not enforcing any sales limitations in response to Putin’s declaration. Sunday, September 24th, departures from Russia may still have tickets left, but they are going for an unbelievable price.

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A one-way journey on Turkish Airlines from Moscow to Istanbul takes around four and a half hours and costs slightly over $1,200.

"Putin's statement fills flights departing Russia"
Putin’s statement fills flights departing Russia

The sudden and dramatic increase in the price of the ticket:

Putin’s declaration last night caused a sudden and dramatic increase in the price of the ticket from roughly £300 to around £800. Many Russians, fearing that they may soon be forced to participate in the conflict after Putin’s broadcast address, appear to be in a state of panic.

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The President of Russia made the following remarks in his speech last night: “I believe it is necessary to back the proposal of the defense ministry and the General Staff to conduct a partial mobilization in the Russian Federation in order to protect our motherland, its sovereignty and territorial integrity, and to ensure the safety of our people and the people in the liberated territories.

The term “partial mobilization” is being used. That is, only people who have served in the armed forces or are presently serving in the reserves will have the necessary knowledge and training. They alone will be compelled to serve.”

So he elaborated: “According to a translation by the Associated Press news agency, Putin stated, “Conscripts would be required to undergo further military training based on the experience of the special military operation before traveling to the troops.” “However, except for saying that conscription would begin “today,” the Russian president gave very few specifics (21 September).

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu predicted 300,000 would be called up in a televised statement.

One percent of the country’s population of 25 million will be called up for military service.

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