Protests against mobilization for war with Ukraine erupted in the village of Indirij in Dagestan, a region in the Caucasus that is part of the Russian Federation, according to the Medusa website. People took to the street when 110 residents of the village were called to the army. There were also protests in Makhachkala, the capital of Dagestan.
Referring to local media, Medusa reported that when 110 men received the subpoena, The villagers started a protest in defense of the crowd of sons, brothers and husbands.
The demonstrators blocked the Khasavyurt-Makhachkala road. Police fired in the air and tried to disperse the protesters. It is not clear if there have been any arrests and if anyone has been injured.
There are also protests in the capital of Dagestan, Makhachkala. According to the media, units of the National Guard were sent to the site.
Dagestan, neighboring Chechnya, is one of the poorest regions of the Russian Federation, with high unemployment. A large proportion of the soldiers sent to the war against Ukraine in the first weeks of the Russian invasion came from this region, as well as from other peripheral republics of the Russian Federation with a non-Slavic majority. Independent media noted that the majority of Russian soldiers killed in the war came from Dagestan.
After the announcement of mobilization in Russia in September, independent media published orders from military commanders in various regions. In Dagestan, all reservists who have not yet received a call-up cannot leave their place of residence without the approval of the Military Renewal Committee.
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