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Russians set fire to recruitment offices after mobilisation begins

Thousands of Russians are trying to leave the country after Putin announced the partial mobilisation on Wednesday morning
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Several military recruitment centres in Russia have been attacked with Molotov cocktails since the start of the partial mobilisation decreed by Russian President Vladimir

Putin, according to local media today.As a result of one of the attacks in an enlistment office in the Far Eastern city of Khabarovsk, two rooms were burned, but no one was injured.

According to the Baza telegram channel, unknown persons also attempted to set fire to an enlistment office in the Amur region bordering China. The attack damaged the facade of the building.

At least four recruitment centres in St. Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod, Orenburg and Zabaikal were reported attacked the day before.

In addition, Molotov cocktails have also been thrown at administration buildings in several cities across the country.

Thousands of Russians are trying to leave the country after Putin announced on Wednesday morning the partial mobilisation, which is expected to affect 300,000 reservists.

More than 1,300 people were arrested on Wednesday in several cities in anti-war protests, which did not prevent the opposition to the Kremlin from calling for a new nationwide protest on Saturday.

The Defence Ministry considers the mobilisation of riflemen, tank drivers, gunners, drivers and mechanics to be a priority.

Privates and sergeants under the age of 35, and officers under the age of 55 will be mobilised, but not students studying on campus or conscripts.

Exempted will be computer scientists, bank employees, communications specialists and journalists, as well as workers in military industry enterprises, parents of large families, those caring for invalids and the sick, and Russians living abroad.