Debate Over Allowing In Russians Fleeing Mobilization Raises Important Concerns

Article author: 
Pawel Styrna
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Article date: 
Friday, September 30, 2022
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National Issues
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Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February, Moscow has so far failed to break Kyiv’s resistance, albeit not without causing a tremendous deal of death, suffering, and destruction. In fact, the Ukrainian forces pushed back the Russians in September in a counter-offensive, prompting Vladimir Putin to declare a partial mobilization to beef up the Kremlin’s military after it suffered significant losses. Anti-war protests followed as a result, and many young men began fleeing the country to avoid conscription. . . .