How many Russians flee the country to avoid Ukraine call-up? | DW News

The Kremlin says no decision has been made on closing Russia’s borders, despite thousands of men leaving to avoid being sent to fight in Ukraine. Long lines have formed at border crossings to neighboring Georgia. Some men reported queuing for 48 hours. Many used bicycles and paid bribes to cross more quickly. The president of Kazakhstan says Russian men are welcome in his country. Congestion also has also built up at Russia’s borders with Mongolia and Finland.


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