” Reports that there is a certain buzz at airports are greatly exaggerated,” Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said during a press conference, warning of “a lot of false information”.
Peskov was responding to a question about the news published in various media about the queues of people at the border crossings, trying to leave Russia, as well as about the intensive purchase of air tickets to destinations where Russians do not need an entry visa.
The partial mobilization ordered by Putin on Wednesday to face military setbacks in Ukraine sparked a wave of protests in major Russian cities, resulting in more than 1,300 detainees.
The peace movement Vesná (Spring) called for a new national protest against partial mobilization for Saturday.
“The mobilization is already taking place actively throughout the country. Soon, thousands of our men will be sent to the front. We can and must demonstrate against this!”, said the movement on the social network account Telegram.