In Russia, Vladimir Putin asked minorities to go to the front in Ukraine

Milena still couldn’t believe it. This Yakut from Eastern Siberia receives dozens of messages from his relatives: Whole villages are said to be being raided by the police, who are taking away 100% of the men. War in Ukraine.

FirstOn Wednesday, September 21, 2022, the Kremlin ordered the mobilization of 300,000 soldiers. In addition, of theoretically the same quotas, each region received many men to supply the army.

However, quotas for minorities and tribals in other parts of the country seem to be much higher than elsewhere.Imagine, they even went so far as to look for reindeer herders in a helicopter! They don’t even know what is happening in Ukraine in the tundra. says Milena.

Buryatia, Dagestan, Tatarstan…

On Saturday, September 24, women from the regional capital, Yakutsk, surrounded a group of police officers against this mass mobilization. It ended with an arrest.

South of Lake Baikal, in Buryatia, the same scenes. The police went to pick up Buryat men and university students in charge of collecting pine nuts from the forest. Many Buryats who served in the army were stationed in Ukraine to escape suffering. Many died there.

In Dagestan, another non-ethnically Russian region of the Caucasus, some villages have lost all able-bodied males. In Crimea, according to the Ukrainian NGO Crimea SOS, 90% of military summonses are sent to Tatars, who make up only 13% of the population.

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