Protests in 37 cities of Russia
Moscow, Kyiv, United Nations, September 22: President Putin’s announcement that he is sending 3 lakh reserve soldiers to the borders of Ukraine has created a deep fear of war among Russians. It is known that Putin has warned that the West is repeatedly blackmailing Russia with threats of nuclear attacks and that they have nuclear weapons. With this, Russians are rushing to book flight tickets to leave the country. Air Siberia of Siberia and Turkish Airlines of Turkey are currently flying to Russia from Europe. All the tickets for the flights going out of the country for the next few days have been booked. Due to this, the prices of flight tickets are skyrocketing in the black market. On the other hand, the army turned back many Russians who had already reached the Georgian border. The website of the state-run Russian Railways Company has crashed as Russians look for ways to get out of the country anyway. On the other hand, people protested in 37 cities including Moscow and St.Petersburg demanding war.
They chanted slogans saying ‘No war.. Give life to our children’. On the other hand, the authorities took measures to silence those who opposed the war. 800 people who participated in the protests were arrested. People’s anxiety is increasing with these details coming on social media. Russians do not need a visa to travel to Serbia, so many are moving to Serbia. Since the start of the Russian war on Ukraine in February, 50 thousand Russians have moved to Serbia.
India reiterated that the war must end
India has reiterated that the time has come to end the war in Ukraine. Speaking at the 15-nation Security Council meeting on Thursday, Indian Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar suggested that Ukraine and Russia should hold talks again. He said that the issue of nuclear weapons is especially worrying. “The war in Ukraine is worrying the entire international community. The future looks more alarming,’ Jaishankar said. He said that in the era of globalization, even if the war takes place in faraway places, the impact can be seen.
Exchange of prisoners of war
Ukrainian President Zelensky announced on Thursday that 215 prisoners of war had been freed by Russia in exchange of prisoners of war. He said that 10 of them are foreigners. 55 Russians, including key Putin supporters, have been released for the fighters who defended the steel factory in Mariupol, after being held captive by Russia for months. He said that this process was completed with the mediation of Turkey and Saudi Arabia. United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres welcomed the prisoner exchange process. This was announced as the first step.