“Must fight against Putin”: Lithuania will not provide asylum to Russians fleeing mobilization
Russian citizens will not be able to flee to Lithuania from the partial mobilization recently announced by Vladimir Putin. Lithuania has officially announced that it will not grant asylum to Russians.
This was announced by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis. He noted that Lithuania will not provide asylum to Russians escaping responsibility.
Russians must fight against Putin
The Lithuanian Foreign Minister stressed that the Russians should stay and fight against Vladimir Putin's regime.
Lithuania will not give asylum to those who simply run away from responsibility. The Russians must stay and fight. Against Putin,” Gabrielius Landsbergis tweeted.
It should be noted that Russian tourists can no longer enter Lithuania. As you know, the Baltic countries and Poland have imposed a ban on entry into their countries for Russians with Schengen visas. The ban for Russians came into force on September 19.
The European Union also decided to suspend the visa facilitation agreement with Russia.
Russian hilarious people will not be able to escape to Latvia or Finland either. Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics said that, for security reasons, the country would not issue any humanitarian or other types of transport to those Russians who evade mobilization.
In Finland, against the backdrop of partial mobilization in Russia, it was decided to introduce restrictions on entry of citizens of the aggressor country.
What is known about partial mobilization in Russia
- On September 21, the head of the Russian Ministry of Defense Sergei Sheiga announced partial mobilization in Russia. Russian President Vladimir Putin, in an address to the Russians, said that he had signed a corresponding decree.
- Russia officially announced that they plan to call up 300,000 reservists. But information appeared in the Russian opposition media that during the mobilization in Russia they could lead to a million people.
- The British Ministry of Defense questioned whether Russia could provide 300,000 troops. In addition, the American Institute for the Study of War said that mobilization in Russia would not prevent the Armed Forces of Ukraine from dismissing most of the occupied lands in winter.
- The announcement of mobilization led to protests in Russia. In particular, a nationwide protest was announced there.