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When you know you live in a free country

Discussion in 'Political Debates' started by Nimos, Sep 22, 2022.

  1. Nimos

    Nimos Well-Known Member

    Mar 26, 2014
    Following the speech, at least 1,300 people were detained across Russia on Wednesday for participating in nationwide anti-war protests – with some directly conscripted into the military, according to a monitoring group, after leader Vladimir Putin announced a “partial mobilization” of citizens for his faltering invasion of Ukraine.

    Images and videos show police cracking down on demonstrators in multiple cities, with footage showing several protesters at a demonstration in central Moscow being carried away by the police and authorities in St. Petersburg attempting to contain a crowd chanting “no mobilization” outside Isakiivskiy Cathedral.

    Police detained the protesters across 38 cities in Russia on Wednesday, according to figures released shortly after midnight by independent monitoring group OVD-Info. The group’s spokeswoman Maria Kuznetsova told CNN by phone that at at least four police stations in Moscow, some of the protesters arrested by riot police were being drafted directly into Russia’s military.

    One of the detainees has been threatened with prosecution for refusing to be drafted, she said. The government has said that punishment for refusing the draft is now 15 years in jail. Of the more than 1,300 people detained nationwide, more than 500 were in Moscow and more than 520 in St. Petersburg, according to OVD-Info.

    I think it is going to end in close to a bloodbath if Putin chooses to send 300000 untrained, low morale and poorly equipped people to Ukraine when those we can consider being the best trained are struggling now.

    Also, these people will most likely be sent there with fairly old equipment, seeing that Russia has already been out buying drones from Iran and rockets and shells from North Korea.

    I honestly doubt that the Russian army is as modernised as most people thought, and then starting to send in fairly untrained people, can cause a lot of problem in Russia when this end up going poorly as well.

    The logistics of mobilizing 300000 people is quite a lot and given how poorly they manage to do it in Kiev with that big convoy, I think this could end very poorly for Russia.

    But can only hope that this will cause the Russian people to wake up and see what a lunatic Putin is, before too many people get killed.
    • Optimistic Optimistic x 2
    • Winner Winner x 1
  2. Twilight Hue

    Twilight Hue Twilight, not bright nor dark, good nor bad.

    Mar 7, 2009
    Philosophical Buddhism
    Russia (USSR) has always been like that.

    Build cheap , train cheap, attack en masses.
  3. F1fan

    F1fan Well-Known Member

    Apr 23, 2021
    Wouldn't it be interesting if the drafted troops defected to Ukraine and fought against Russia?