Russia-Ukraine war most recent updates: Kremlin to maintain sham referendums

Putin faces domestic fury above reservist call-up: Russian family members bade tearful farewells on Thursday to 1000’s of sons and husbands abruptly summoned for army responsibility as part of Putin’s mobilization, Robyn Dixon, Mary Ilyushina and David L. Stern report.

“More than 1,300 persons have been arrested at anti-mobilization protests in cities and cities across Russia on Wednesday and Thursday,” they create. “Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov dismissed studies of booked-out flights and queues to depart Russia as ‘false.’ ”

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