A group of Russian women accuses President Vladimir Putin in a statement of hiding the truth about the war in Ukraine, and demands that their men be brought home.
- Your protest has been posted on cable. They risk prosecution for extremism, but they refuse to give up.
- They also tried to protest physically, but were refused demonstrations.
– We are determined to restore our rights at any cost, the statement says.
– Soldiers are used as consumables. But they are human beings, the women write.
Last Sunday, a group of women managed to organize an anti-mobilization demonstration in Novosibirsk, Siberia, according to reports. Viorstka
This picture is taken from there:
– They came to us with a warning about responsibility for extremism. We no longer have the right to think about protesting, and they will immediately call us enemies of the people, says one woman Astori won me over.
Similar protests were planned in Moscow and St. Petersburg, but the authorities refused for women to demonstrate, citing concern about infection with the Corona virus. It was reported that about thirty women were still able to organize a small protest in Moscow Astori won me over.
All the women have husbands, sons, fathers or brothers who are soldiers in Ukraine. They demand that Putin return them to Russia.
We demand that our mobilized men be withdrawn from the area and returned to their families.
The women are now running a signature campaign on Telegram for their demands. They also touch on next year’s presidential elections in Russia, writing:
– We do not impose political options on the position on the armed conflict in Ukraine. Everyone has the right to decide for themselves. But we will support those who return our men to us.
The women stress that they are not interested in destabilizing the political situation. On the other hand, they remind Putin of his previous statements about the “special operation” in Ukraine:
We remember that the president promised not to call in reserve soldiers, and that the special military operation would only be carried out by professionals. And then our loved ones were sent to Ukraine. Many never return.
They also direct their criticism directly at Putin:
– It’s ridiculous – they write that the president said that 2024 is the year of the family.
On the group’s Telegram page called “The way home”Women are now encouraged to work towards achieving their demands without stopping.
In the first two weeks after Putin ordered full-scale war on February 24, 2022, there were large demonstrations across the vast country. They were beaten with a heavy hand. Since then, there have been almost no protests against the war in Russia.
– We will not surrender, women write on Telegram.
In September 2022, Vladimir Putin announced the so-called partial mobilization. The goal was to bring in 300,000 men.
British intelligence It was claimed on Monday that so far in November, Russia has lost an average of 931 soldiers per day, the highest casualty figure since the large-scale Russian invasion in February 2022. This figure includes dead and wounded soldiers.
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