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Video Shows Young Russian Men Breaking Legs To Avoid War


A very graphic video is making its rounds on social media.

The video depicts a young Russian man placing his leg on a staircase while another young man jumps off a higher step resulting in the man who has his leg on the staircase being snapped in half.

The video went viral just days after Russian President Vladimir Putin declared that Russian men between the age of 18 and 27 will be called up to fight in the Ukraine war.

Watch the graphic video here:

(Disclaimer if you are sensitive to graphic content you might not want to watch this video)

The video would go on to show that the leg is actually broken:

The Economist had more details to share about Putin’s draft:

Russian forces have suffered huge losses in Ukraine. So Vladimir Putin has ordered a “partial mobilisation” to beef up his invasion force. This is causing widespread protests in Russia, and panic among young men who do not want to die for Mr Putin’s imperial dream. Many are trying to leave Russia. Queues at borders with Georgia, Kazakhstan and Mongolia stretched for several kilometres.

The exodus could prove even larger than the one at the beginning of the war, when about 300,000 mostly young Russians fled. The Economist spoke to several men in St Petersburg about the prospect of conscription. “We have fallen into hell—that’s how I see it,” said one. Another hoped his poor eyesight would spare him from the draft. How does conscription work in Russia, and how will this mobilisation affect the country and its armed forces?

Russia has always had conscription. Its armed forces consist of a core of professional soldiers, complemented by conscripts and reservists (usually former recruits who can choose to take up lucrative short-term military contracts or be called up in times of need).

Nearly all healthy men aged 18 to 27 are eligible, roughly 1.2m people at any given time. Around half of those men are called to attend a district voyenkomat (military recruitment centre) during two annual drafting periods. There they undertake interviews and physical tests to ascertain their fitness for service. Each year the armed forces choose about 250,000 recruits, who typically serve for 12 months before joining the reserves.

The Mirror had more details about the Story:

Men called up to fight Putin’s war were given just four hours’ warning as desperate wives have threatened to break their bones so they won’t have to leave.

Shocking video reveals the brutal situation faced by 300,000 reservist civilians conscripted to join the battle in Ukraine at warlord Vladimir Putin ’s orders this week – the first mobilisation since WWII.

Tens of thousands of citizens, meanwhile, have tried to flee the country to avoid being sent to the frontline, with queues at borders to Finland, Georgia and Mongolia.

Sinister queues were formed at the country’s airports and filtered to check whether those in them were fit to fight.


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