Russia Protests Updates: Putin Mobilization Plans Spark Unrest in Moscow

Russia Protests Live Updates: Putin mobilization plans spark unrest in Moscow.

Russia Protests Updates, Putin Mobilization Plans Spark Unrest

Zelensky said Ukraine is changing the course of the war, forcing Russia to change its tactics and draw up even more Russian citizens and resources into the war.

"Russias decision on mobilization is a frank admission that their regular army, which has been prepared for decades to take over a foreign country, did not withstand and crumbled," he said. "And now, due to mobilization, Russias war against Ukraine for the majority of Russian citizens is not something on TV or on the Internet, but something that has entered every Russian home."

He said the protests happening in Russian cities is an "indicator" of the "real mood," not just in major urban areas like Moscow and St. Petersburg, but in regions throughout Russia.

"We see that people in Dagestan, in Buryatia, in other national republics and regions of Russia understand that they were simply thrown. Thrown to death," he said.

"Because one person in Russia decided so - for all the citizens of Russia," he said. "There is no other reason. Thats what he wants," referring to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Zelensky appeals to Russians in his eve address. “55k Russian soldiers died in this war in six months. Tens of thousands are wounded and maimed. Want more? No? Then protest. Fight back. Run away or surrender to Ukrainian captivity. These are your options if you want to survive.”

"For men in Russia, this is a choice to die or live, to become a cripple or to preserve health," Zelensky said. "For women in Russia, the choice is to lose their husbands, sons, grandchildren forever, or still try to protect them from death, from war, from one person."

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